Digital disruptor review: Storypark

Digital disruptor review: Storypark

We heart digital disruption at Nest Legal and not just in the legal space.  In this series of blog posts, we look at other businesses using tech in fun new ways to shake up the status quo, particularly those that make life easier for young families.

Next up, Storypark, the cloud-based tool that allows a child’s ‘village’ to cooperate in their development.

How to run an online law firm: external communication tools

How to run an online law firm: external communication tools

I often receive emails from other lawyers asking about the practical ins and outs of online law practice.  This blog series is for you, plus other non-legal professionals wanting to move their work online. Last month, I shared some of the online tools I use to communicate with my team. This month, I’m going to talk about communicating with the outside world.

Yourgrocer review

Yourgrocer review

We heart digital disruption at Nest Legal and not just in the legal space.  In this series of blog posts, we look at other businesses using tech in fun new ways to shake up the status quo, particularly those that make life easier for young families.

First up, my review of Yourgrocer – the grocery delivery service that goes around to your favourite local shops and delivers them with a smile.

How to run an online law firm: delegating and task management

How to run an online law firm: delegating and task management

I often receive emails from other lawyers asking me questions about my online law practice.  Some of them are big and existential.  But many people just want to know about the nitty gritty practical details of practicing law online.  This blog series is for you, plus other non-legal professionals wanting to move their work online.

Why every parent needs a Will

Why every parent needs a Will

A Will is something every parent should have, regardless of your age, wealth or financial assets.  But the thought of making a Will makes most parents squirm and change the subject. No one wants to talk about death, especially the possibility of dying before our children are adults.  Who do we trust to raise them without us? And who should look after their inheritance until they are adults?

Should I get a lawyer to look at a contract before signing? Yes!

Should I get a lawyer to look at a contract before signing? Yes!

It is always preferable to prevent problems, rather than try to fix them after the event.  That is why Nest Legal offers two free contract reviews for potential purchasers.  We much prefer preventing problems than delivering bad news once it is all too late!

Here are some examples of problems we can help avoid...

Buying off the plan - are the stamp duty savings worth it?

Buying off the plan - are the stamp duty savings worth it?

‘Off the plan’ is the term used to describe the purchase of land that may not yet exist as separate blocks and may not yet be built. In principle, it’s a great opportunity that offers many advantages over buying an existing property. However, if not done right, there can be hidden costs and hassles.

New Power of Attorney law in Victoria

New Power of Attorney law in Victoria

You may have heard about the new Powers of Attorney Bill just passed by the Victorian Parliament. It looks like it will come into effect over in September 2015.

 The Bill clarifies the existing law on enduring powers of attorney but makes two big changes

Kids from another relationship? Why blended families need Wills

Kids from another relationship? Why blended families need Wills

Ok, granted, this topic brings together two things we don’t really like to think about: the competing responsibilities toward spouses and children from past and current relationships, and the possibility we might die. However, if you do find yourself in a blended family (basically, any family where one spouse or partner has kids by another relationship), it is particularly important that you have a Will. 

The importance of the final inspection

The importance of the final inspection

When purchasing property, under general condition 22, you (or a person nominated by you) have the right to inspect your property-to-be at any reasonable time during the week before and including settlement day.  What should you look for?