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Announcement

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...

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Meet the IR Global Real Estate Group

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...

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Parents Behaving Badly

Children rely on their parents for food, shelter, emotional support and love.  However, during divorce proceedings, parents often need some support of their own. If you are going through a relationship breakdown, remember that Courts smile upon parents who act in the ‘best interests of the child.’  Of course, this is easier said than done when your former partner is acting increasingly childish about your...

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Corporate Culture

Annual Law Conference

Recently,  Koffels Solicitors & Barristers, attended the Annual Commercial and Corporate Law Conference held at the Supreme Court of New South Wales.  Many industry stakeholders including legal practitioners, academics and researchers attended the conference to share and discuss their views on the growing social demand for directors’ public duties, and for companies to take proactive steps to manage issues relating to environmental and social...

Koffels Solicitors Bangkok
Koffels Solicitors Bangkok

LAW Annual General Meeting (Bangkok)

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...

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Koffels Solicitors Take Action Against Equestrian Australia

Action against Equestrian Australia

Equestrian Law / Equine Law Ross Koffel, one of Australia’s leading legal practitioners in Equestrian Law, was quoted in an article appearing in The Australian newspaper today, regarding safety issues for equestrian sport and the perceived lack of action from Equestrian Australia to take affirmative action to make the sport safer for competitors. The issue has come to light pending the Coronial Inquest. This is in relation...

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Former De La Salle Revesby Student Awarded $1.5 Million for Child Sexual Abuse

On 5 October 2018, the Supreme Court of New South Wales entered Judgment in favour of a Plaintiff who was the victim of child sexual abuse in the amount of $1,548,488.75 plus costs. Judgment The Judgment was adopted from the findings of former Judge of the District Court of New South Wales and Justice of the ACT Supreme Court, Ms Margaret Sidis. Also, Ms Sidis was...

Common Reporting Standards CRS

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...

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China Business Forum

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...

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Bullying In Equestrian Sport

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...

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Koffels Solicitors & Barristers – Sydney

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...

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Will and Enduring Powers of Attorney Koffels
Will and Enduring Powers of Attorney Koffels

Who Gets Your Estate?

Who Gets Your Estate? - Perhaps Not Who You Think, Don't Even Leave It To Chance The primary issue in estate planning is ensuring that your wishes are carried out on your death. It is your property and you should be free to choose to whom it will be transferred on your death, right? Simply put you make a valid will specifying your wishes and...

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Lowy Institute Dinner

Ross and Julia Koffel, of Koffels Solicitors & Barristers Sydney, attended the annual Lowy Institute dinner given by the Lowy Institute for International Affairs. The Institute was founded by Sir Frank Lowy, who built the global empire that became Westfield Shopping Centres.  A long time business figure on the global stage, Sir Frank is also a notable philanthropist with a reputation that precedes him for...

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PI: Institutional Child Sexual Abuse

As a major Personal Injury claimant firm in the area of Institutional Child Sexual Abuse, Koffels Solicitors & Barristers note with great interest, the decision of the DPP to Appeal the Home Detention sentencing of Philip Wilson, the former Adelaide Archbishop. Mr Wilson has been convicted of concealing child sex abuse but received a sentence deemed to be inadequate in the view of the DPP....

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Equitable Estoppel: Making a Claim on an Estate

Equitable 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...

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Make a Claim on an Estate?

Making 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...

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