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Slater & Gordon – Too Great To Challenge?

Posted on April 23, 2012 by | 2 Comments
OPINION by Peter Mericka B.A., LL.B Real Estate Lawyer Qualified Practising Conveyancer Victoria Director Lawyers Real Estate Pty Ltd   When Slater & Gordon lawyer Pieter Kruger publicly declared that he had engaged in conduct recently found by the Supreme Court of Victoria to be illegal, and challenged me to report him to Consumer Affairs Victoria, it was not simply a matter of one lawyer debating another. Rather, Mr. Kruger’s taunt was a challenge to...

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Why Corruption Flourishes Under Consumer Affairs Victoria

Posted on September 12, 2011 by | 13 Comments
OPINION by Peter Mericka B.A., LL.B Real Estate Lawyer Qualified Practising Conveyancer Victoria Director Lawyers Real Estate Pty Ltd   Consumer Affairs Victoria (CAV) has a sorry history when it comes to regulating Victorian real estate agents and, in more recent times, licensed conveyancers. It is one thing to be powerless to stop corruption, however it is something completely different when the government regulator not only fails to act, but also refuses to investigate. In...

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The Ultimate Real Estate Sales Office

Posted on August 29, 2009 by | 0 Comments
OPINIONby Peter Mericka B.A., LL.BReal Estate LawyerQualified Practising Conveyancer VictoriaDirector Lawyers Real Estate Pty Ltd   The ultimate real estate office model has arrived. It’s the ILP – a lean, clean sales machine that combines the roles of lawyer, conveyancer and real estate agent to provide an optimum real estate service on a fixed fee basis. Anyone can establish an ILP, including real estate agents, conveyancers and accountants, to provide clients with a one-stop-shop for...

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