Mosman Swim Teacher - Alleged Child Sex Abuse
The Sydney swim instructor Kyle James Henk Daniels, twenty (20) years old, has now had an additional twenty-eight (28) charges of sexual abuse laid against him in court. This has been a result of sexual abuse allegations made by students at the Mosman Swim Centre located on Vista Street in the prestigious suburb of Mosman in Sydney.
The casual swimming instructor who [...]
What you need to be aware of when buying a horse
Contract (applicable to all sales)
A contract is entered into between a seller and buyer when an offer is made by one party and accepted by the other. An advertisement (an invitation to treat) is not necessarily an offer and any sale should be confirmed in writing.
While a contract can be written and/or oral it [...]
Ross & Julia Koffel get as close to the racing industry’s “Golden Slipper” trophy as they could ever have hoped to be
Ross and Julia Koffel were the guest of the Commonwealth Bank at the Business of Racing Lunch. The lunch was hosted by the Sydney Turf Club, and the Western Sydney Chamber of Commerce at Rosehill Racecourse.
Guest speakers included the top racehorse trainer Chris [...]
Koffels Solicitors & Barristers Staff Support International Women’s Day in Sydney
Members of the Koffels staff attended the Law Society Panel presentation in honour of International Women’s Day. In particular, the panel presented issues facing professional women in the work place. Thereafter note was made of their on-line facility to assist those facing issues of discrimination, bullying and/or sexual harassment.
Providing safe, balanced work places is [...]
Ross and Julia Koffel
Koffels Solicitors & Barristers: Networking in Singapore
Ross and Julia Koffel spent the week in Singapore. Time well spent networking with colleagues and business contacts as part of their cross-border practice.
As usual the welcome from IR Global members around the world is always a warm one. Accordingly it was a pleasure to visit the offices of WNLEX LLC and meet with Ng [...]
Aaron Koffel BA., MLLP, MBA (Columbia Business School and London Business School), SAI Global Qualified (CSR)
Koffels Solicitors & Barristers are pleased to announce that Aaron Koffel has joined the firm as Special Counsel and Chief Strategy Officer.
After initially practicing within the firm, Aaron then subsequently worked in the public arena as General Counsel for a subsidiary of a New York based public company in [...]
Our members are leaders of the legal industry. They are proud to uphold the highest ethical standards and offer an unrivaled quality of service to clients all over the world.
IR Global was founded in 2010 and has grown to become the largest practice area exclusive network of advisors in the world.
This incredible success story has seen the network receive recognition and be featured in [...]
Ross and Julia Koffel of Koffels Solicitors & Barristers Sydney, attended the LAW Annual General Meeting in Bangkok, Thailand, attended by 131 member delegates and 3 observer delegates from 42 countries. Lawyers Associated Worldwide (LAW) is a global association of 110 independent law firms located in more than 150 major commercial centres throughout the world. Membership in LAW allows member firms. such as Koffels [...]
The Common Reporting Standard (CRS) is the single global standard for the collection, reporting and exchange of financial account information on foreign tax residents. Banks and other financial institutions will collect and report to us financial account information on non-residents using the standard. We will exchange this information with the participating foreign tax authorities of those non-residents. In parallel, we will receive financial account [...]
Ross Koffel from Koffels attended the annual Sydney China Business Forum at the Four Seasons Hotel in Sydney. Further this was as presented by the University of Sydney China Studies Centre. This years’ focus was on smart cities. Its focus was on how China is developing new technology and programs to address infrastructure, communications, social and environmental issues across their massive population and geography.
A comparison [...]
Whether physical, verbal, social or online, bullying causes real harm to those targeted and significantly affects well being. It can occur anywhere - in school. on the sporting field, in the workplace or home - and in a myriad of ways. Reports of bullying in the equestrian world - both on the yard and the competition field - are becoming increasingly common, but is [...]
We're a firm located in Sydney, which is a city of about five million people. We are a corporate and commercial law firm. Additional, we act for both local companies as well as foreign countries that wish to invest in Australia.
We also carry out work in real estate, sport law, family law and wills and estates. These areas are often cross border issues because Australia [...]
Koffels2019-03-07T09:46:35+11:00Equitable Estoppel: You don’t always need a point of law to make a claim.
“Death separates us from those we love and cleaves us from our assets”… but what then?
An Executor has a duty to uphold the terms of a will subject to reasonable compromise.
Persons wishing to challenge a will usually:
Commence proceedings pursuant to part 3 of the Succession Act 2006;
Commence a will [...]
Koffels2019-03-20T12:19:36+11:00Making a Claim When You Are Not a Beneficiary
There are specific circumstances under which a person can make a claim on an estate even if you are not a named beneficiary.
If you believe the will of the deceased is not valid due to the incapacity of the deceased at the time it was written, or that the will is somehow fraudulent or made [...]
Koffels2019-03-20T13:40:54+11:00Careful structuring key to international joint venture success
Research shows that joint ventures grow at twice the rate of mergers and acquisitions – here's how to set one up.
There are three ways to grow a company – you can grow organically, acquire a company or partner with another firm. An international joint venture falls into the third category.
Tom Wheeler, managing director of IR Global, a professional services [...]
Can it be that the upheavals in the EU and the United States are good for Australia?
Koffels2019-03-05T15:07:24+11:00Certainly on one level this would seem to be the case. Australian universities are targeting the international student market. The universities regard the current unsettled environment as an opportunity to capitalise on this phenomenon.
As an illustration, Australia is now close to surpassing Great Britain as the second most popular destination for advanced education. In particular, Indian students appear to be concerned about the uncertainties [...]