Builders and Tradies | 5 Things To Do Before Christmas Shut Down

Builders and Tradies | 5 Things To Do Before Christmas Shut Down

It makes sense for construction businesses to down tools over the Christmas holiday period.  Many suppliers, subcontractors and manufacturers are also closed.   And generally there is a shortage of supplies and workers during this period. Here are some things you should do to get ready for the Christmas shutdown period. Tell your clients you’ll be[…]

Buying and Selling Property Over Christmas | How to Avoid Contract Breaches and Get The Deal Done


By now, many people will be rushing to buy and sell property before Christmas.  And we understand why. For sellers, it’s a good feeling wrapping up a property deal before Christmas.  For buyers, there’s normally less competition around because people are preparing for Christmas or have gone away on holidays. Christmas can make things tricky[…]

How does family violence affect your application for a Partner visa?

By Cindy Zhao Solicitor & Registered Migration Agent The family violence provisions mean that if you are in Australia holding or applying for a partner visa, you still could be granted a permanent partner visa if your relationship with your partner (sponsor) has ceased due to family violence committed by your sponsor. You do not[…]

Don’t Want To Be Sued? 5 Ways To Keep Lawyers Away

Mardee Campbell, Director Litigation & Dispute Resolution Running your own construction business is hard work, but (fingers-crossed) it also very rewarding and profitable.  Getting sued by a disgruntled client is never fun.  Legal proceedings are expensive, time-consuming and soul destroying.  Legal disputes can also demolish the profit margin on a project, or dry-up the business’s[…]

Migration ANNOUNCEMENT – New DHA process for Visitor Visa (Subclass 600) applicants

A new process for visitor visa applications has been announced today by the Department of Home Affairs (DHA). From July 1, all paper visa applications for Subclass 600 (Sponsored Family Visa) must be sent to a designated address in Sydney, regardless of the location of the Sponsor. Previously paper applications were to be sent to[…]

Have you been denied a Partner Visa because the Department of Home Affairs Australia deems your relationship with your partner not genuine?

This is a common occurrence as the requirements to prove a relationship is genuine and continuing are stringent and subject to a number of conditions. When applying for (temporary) Partner or Spouse visa, you must provide enough evidence to prove your relationship is genuine and continuing. This means that you need to have sufficient evidence[…]

Does your Trust Allow You To Do What You Want To Do In Your Will?

A recent Supreme Court case in South Australia highlighted the need to consider the terms of any Trust before taking steps such as the replacement of a Trustee by Will. The most common trusts today are discretionary, therefore the identity of the Trustee and the Principal/Guardian/Appointer is of paramount importance. In the recent case (Reschke),[…]

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Crouch & Lyndon Migration Services

Crouch & Lyndon practice in all areas of immigration law. We understand that moving to a new country can be daunting especially when you plan on applying for a visa for relatives to come visit on a temporary visitor visa subclass 600 or join you as a permanent resident on a contributory parent Subclass 143[…]