Australia Law

Have Australian law questions? Ask a lawyer now.

Ask a Lawyer,
Get an Answer ASAP!

Related Australia Law Questions
My husband and I run a small concrete contractor business.
Good morning. My husband and I run a small concrete contractor business. In 2013 we were doing a contracted job wherein we had a subcontractor do some excavation work. He was a friend of ours who had … read more
Leon
Leon
Solicitor
Master's Degree
47,544 satisfied customers
I need advice about a problem I have where a person falsely
I need advice about a problem I have where a person falsely claims to have a contractural agreement with me.Here is the background: Background.Formed a friendship on Facebook. Talked of chickens, farm… read more
Daniel
Daniel
Solicitor
Bachelor's Degree / Graduate Diploma
5,988 satisfied customers
We are a small business. One of our customers has 2
Hello, we are a small business. One of our customers has 2 outstanding invoices. 1 was due end of March & the other was due end of May. For the first invoice the job was completed on the 17th of February. One of our technicians forgot to screw the lid in place & some water went in the system. Customer used his vehicle for a whole week before contacting us to let us know that water was dripping inside vehicle. Our technicians went & checked all systems & all were ok. Only issue was that the TV was not turning on with the remote. We don't know whether the TV was previously working however we offered to change the tv. His first email in regards ***** ***** matter was on the 27th of April in which he writes, he is waiting for a quote for the electrical damage. We replied & said we have already checked & there was no electrical damages, only Tv was not working & we offered to replace. We asked for a copy of the quote. No replies from him until the 18th of May in which he said that his still waiting for a quote. I replied back telling him that we can change the TV & we will not pay any other company hired by him. He agreed & gave us a date to go & check the TV Internally. We checked all electricals again & all were working fine. Tv was opened & checked internally, there were no corrosion to suggest the damage was caused by water. We emailed him all images & findings on the 23rd. We still offered to change the TV as a gesture of good will . We could not find the same type of TV locally & had to source overseas. The TV arrived just 2 days ago & now he doesn't want us to replace it. He has hired a lawyer saying that we have taken too long to get the TV & has barred us from entering his premises. No time frame was given. He now wants us to pay for all electrical damages, TV & loss of income. These are false accusations. As we have checked all electricals on 2 occasions & all were working fine. No evidence that TV was damaged by water. He said that he had to discount he jobs because os a faulty TV & this is hard to believe. I need to know what options we have. We need the 2 outstanding invoices paid. We can replace the TV. What can we do for the false accusation & the overdue payments. … read more
John Melis
John Melis
Lawyer
Bachelor's Degree
3,672 satisfied customers
I have a claim from a solicitor for cost for my recent
I have a claim from a solicitor for cost for my recent settlement … read more
Daniel
Daniel
Solicitor
Bachelor's Degree / Graduate Diploma
5,988 satisfied customers
I was working with an accountant to build my business. The
I was working with an accountant to build my business. The cost was $1365 per month over 12 months. I was going backwards and after 7 months decided I wanted to break the contract. It was for several … read more
Leon
Leon
Solicitor
Master's Degree
47,544 satisfied customers
In August I received an email from the litigation solicitor
Hello, In August I received an email from the litigation solicitor who is an Associate of a firm of solicitors located in Sydney. I have known these solicitors since early 2011. We have a very good an… read more
Leon
Leon
Solicitor
Master's Degree
47,544 satisfied customers
I would like to know if there are any laws that can protect
Hi I would like to know if there are any laws that can protect me as a consumer and also as an artist who recently shot a music video and the videographer/director has not delivered the music video to… read more
Leon
Leon
Solicitor
Master's Degree
47,544 satisfied customers
The story is that in October last year we were looking
the story is that in October last year we were looking for a co-working space. This guy has an office space in Redfern and we decided to inspect one of the desks for rent (he is incorporated). After n… read more
kmslaw
kmslaw
Principal Solicitor
Bachelor's Degree
209 satisfied customers
I am a builder of 40 years and I have recently built a home
I am a builder of 40 years and I have recently built a home for a client where different trades were contracted to do there part of the works. I had a written estimation of costs from a plumber whom I… read more
Leon
Leon
Solicitor
Master's Degree
47,544 satisfied customers
had my unit up for sale 3yrs this coming June ago, have just
had my unit up for sale 3yrs this coming June ago, have just received a invoice for 360 dollars for searches on my property, l did not sell, as only had it on the market for a short time, do l need to… read more
Peter G.
Peter G.
Solicitor
Bachelor's Degree
767 satisfied customers
Hi there, I resigned from my old job in October 2011 and started
Hi there, I resigned from my old job in October 2011 and started my own business (remedial massage therapist). In November 2011, I sent a text message to a handful of my previous clients (20) just not… read more
Daniel
Daniel
Solicitor
Bachelor's Degree / Graduate Diploma
5,988 satisfied customers
I have a builder that does not want to pay for his invoices
Hi I have a builder that does not want to pay for his invoices due to his carelessness.I own my my own business in polished concrete.I have sent the builder 2 reminders to pay and also contacting him.… read more
Leon
Leon
Solicitor
Master's Degree
47,544 satisfied customers
I am a Microlight Pilot Instructor holding a Chief flying Instructor
I am a Microlight Pilot Instructor holding a Chief flying Instructor approval registered with Recreational Aviation Australia. A member of the association contacted me to do a Bi Ennial flight review … read more
Patrick H.
Patrick H.
5,422 satisfied customers
Hi I am a sole trader costume designer . I was making an order
Hi I am a sole trader costume designer . I was making an order of 39 very complicated costumes, I was late finishing the order due to the great quantity of hours required to complete each costume. Ano… read more
Leon
Leon
Solicitor
Master's Degree
47,544 satisfied customers
Hi My fiance has a small concreting bussiness he did a job
Hi My fiance has a small concreting bussiness he did a job a few months ago that was quoted at 23,000 for a woman that has just built 2 townhouses in Ocean grove vic. She requested a discount, which h… read more
Leon
Leon
Solicitor
Master's Degree
47,544 satisfied customers
We signed a contract with a builder which said that
We signed a contract with a builder which said that we pay on signing, on the successful installment of the product, and the remainder when we got the manufacturers warranty. The contract also stated … read more
Brisbane-Lawyer
Brisbane-Lawyer
Lawyer & Solicitor
Master
14,357 satisfied customers
fraud 27 months ago I bought into my Superfund 2 Bronzes
fraud ? 27 months ago I bought into my Superfund 2 Bronzes direct from the artist as limited editions of 1 of 15 and 12 of 15, Heassured me they would be great investments as he usaually did editions … read more
D. Coleman
D. Coleman
Solicitor
Bachelor's Degree
795 satisfied customers
This is the scenario. A compant employed two Structural Engineers,
This is the scenario. A compant employed two Structural Engineers, who did work for a client of the company. A invoice for the work was issued to the client by the company for the work done. Subsequen… read more
Maurice
Maurice
Lawyer
Master's Degree
1,980 satisfied customers

DISCLAIMER: Answers from Experts on JustAnswer are not substitutes for the advice of an attorney. JustAnswer is a public forum and questions and responses are not private or confidential or protected by the attorney-client privilege. The Expert above is not your attorney, and the response above is not legal advice. You should not read this response to propose specific action or address specific circumstances, but only to give you a sense of general principles of law that might affect the situation you describe. Application of these general principles to particular circumstances must be done by a lawyer who has spoken with you in confidence, learned all relevant information, and explored various options. Before acting on these general principles, you should hire a lawyer licensed to practice law in the jurisdiction to which your question pertains.

The responses above are from individual Experts, not JustAnswer. The site and services are provided “as is”. To view the verified credential of an Expert, click on the “Verified” symbol in the Expert’s profile. This site is not for emergency questions which should be directed immediately by telephone or in-person to qualified professionals. Please carefully read the Terms of Service (last updated February 8, 2012).

JustAnswer in the News:

Ask-a-doc Web sites: If you've got a quick question, you can try to get an answer from sites that say they have various specialists on hand to give quick answers... Justanswer.com.
JustAnswer.com...has seen a spike since October in legal questions from readers about layoffs, unemployment and severance.
Web sites like justanswer.com/legal
...leave nothing to chance.
Traffic on JustAnswer rose 14 percent...and had nearly 400,000 page views in 30 days...inquiries related to stress, high blood pressure, drinking and heart pain jumped 33 percent.
Tory Johnson, GMA Workplace Contributor, discusses work-from-home jobs, such as JustAnswer in which verified Experts answer people’s questions.
I will tell you that...the things you have to go through to be an Expert are quite rigorous.

What Customers are Saying:

Mr. Kaplun clearly had an exceptional understanding of the issue and was able to explain it concisely. I would recommend JustAnswer to anyone. Great service that lives up to its promises!

Gary B.Edmond, OK

My Expert was fast and seemed to have the answer to my taser question at the tips of her fingers. Communication was excellent. I left feeling confident in her answer.

EricRedwood City, CA

I am very pleased with JustAnswer as a place to go for divorce or criminal law knowledge and insight.

MichaelWichita, KS

PaulMJD helped me with questions I had regarding an urgent legal matter. His answers were excellent.

Three H.Houston, TX

Anne was extremely helpful. Her information put me in the right direction for action that kept me legal, possible saving me a ton of money in the future. Thank you again, Anne!!

ElaineAtlanta, GA

It worked great. I had the facts and I presented them to my ex-landlord and she folded and returned my deposit. The 50 bucks I spent with you solved my problem.

TonyApopka, FL

Wonderful service, prompt, efficient, and accurate. Couldn't have asked for more. I cannot thank you enough for your help.

Mary C.Freshfield, Liverpool, UK

< Previous | Next >

Meet the Experts:

Deborah Awyzio

Deborah Awyzio

Solicitor

863 satisfied customers

Bachelor of Laws (QUT), BIT (QUT), Family Law Accredited Specialist, over 12 years experience

Sean

Sean

Experienced lawyer

855 satisfied customers

Law degree with 1st class honours from Australian National University.

James G.

James G.

Lawyer

17 satisfied customers

Australian Legal Practitioner

Darren Kruse

Darren Kruse

Solicitor

16 satisfied customers

Practising in in Personal Injury, Workcover, Civil Disputes, Family, Wills and Estates and Criminal law.

Leon

Leon

Solicitor

47,544 satisfied customers

BEc Dip Ed, Dip Law (SAB) MTax (UNSW)

Daniel

Daniel

Solicitor

5,988 satisfied customers

Bachelor of Laws (dist) Graduate Diploma in Legal Practise. Admitted NSW Supreme Court / High Court

John Melis

John Melis

Lawyer

3,672 satisfied customers

Principal Lawyer at Legal AU Pty Ltd

< Previous | Next >

DISCLAIMER: Answers from Experts on JustAnswer are not substitutes for the advice of an attorney. JustAnswer is a public forum and questions and responses are not private or confidential or protected by the attorney-client privilege. The Expert above is not your attorney, and the response above is not legal advice. You should not read this response to propose specific action or address specific circumstances, but only to give you a sense of general principles of law that might affect the situation you describe. Application of these general principles to particular circumstances must be done by a lawyer who has spoken with you in confidence, learned all relevant information, and explored various options. Before acting on these general principles, you should hire a lawyer licensed to practice law in the jurisdiction to which your question pertains.

The responses above are from individual Experts, not JustAnswer. The site and services are provided “as is”. To view the verified credential of an Expert, click on the “Verified” symbol in the Expert’s profile. This site is not for emergency questions which should be directed immediately by telephone or in-person to qualified professionals. Please carefully read the Terms of Service (last updated February 8, 2012).

Show MoreShow Less

Ask Your Question

x