Welcome to LawBiz, a small and intimate legal firm providing quality service and proven results.
LawBiz is the brainchild of Debbie Rutstein, a solicitor with over 15 years experience.
We can assist you in a number of different areas of law, but our key promise to you is that we will deal honestly and be upfront.
Our office hours are flexible and can meet the demands of all clients.
We can arrange appointments at our mutual convenience, both in terms of time and location.
We are always willing to talk but more importantly we are always willing to listen.
We look forward to speaking with you soon.
awBiz understands that buying or selling residential, commercial or industrial property is a big decision and a significant matter for most people. We cater to all people making property transactions in NSW. Our clients include first homebuyers, investors, property developers and owner-occupiers.
Our conveyancing services are offered at competitive rates and we deliver them through an experienced team. Our team has expertise in:
Preparation of contracts for sale if you are thinking of selling a property
Reviewing contracts if you are thinking of buying a property
Preparing sale of business contracts
Commercial and retail leases
Assistance with identifying suitable opportunities for finance
Assistance for first home owners and the First Home Owners Grant
Advice on loan and mortgage documents
Advising on loan refinancing
Commercial and industrial
Have you been charged with a criminal offence? LawBiz can help you.
Our services include:
Meeting with you in person to discuss options and probable outcomes;
Liaising with police prior to you being charged (when possible);
Bail applications and bail variations.
Wills, Powers of Attorney & Estate Administration
LawBiz recommends seeking the advice of an experienced solicitor in any matters that relate to estate and succession planning or estate administration. We understand that such matters are both sensitive and specific to the personal circumstances of each client. We work with you and to achieve your particular goals or meet your particular needs quickly and efficiently.
We can help you apply to the Supreme Court of NSW for Probate in instances where there is a valid Will and you have been nominated as Executor of that Will. The Supreme Court can then grant probate which authorises you to distribute the estate in accordance with the provisions of the Will.
Letters of Administration
In the somewhat complicated event that a valid Will has not been left, we can assist you with applying for Letters of Administration to the Supreme Court of NSW. In these circumstances, there is legislation that details how an estate may be distributed and by whom. The Supreme Court can appoint an Administrator to distribute the estate.
Claims Against Estates
If you expected to be a beneficiary of a Will but have not been provided for, you may be able to make a claim against the distribution of any estate, provided you can clearly set out reasons as to why you should be considered a beneficiary of the deceased estate.
Wills and Powers of Attorney
We always recommend keeping your estate planning documents up to date as it makes distributing your estate far easier on your beneficiaries in what is already a stressful and difficult time.
Our team has expertise in:
Powers of Attorney
Appointment of Enduring Guardianship
Probate & Letters of Administration Applications
Estate Litigation Claims
At LawBiz we believe that clients seeking debt recovery services can obtain the best services from our law firm. Whilst we are located in NSW we are specialists in debt recovery in all Australian jurisdictions and can carry out the procedures in an efficient and effective manner.
The greatest threat to debtors, including individuals and companies is the service of a writ. Phone calls can be avoided, letters from you ignored. It is a letter of demand from a lawyer that is most effective.
At LawBiz our letters of demand explain to debtor companies and individuals that if legal proceedings are required to be instituted against them those proceedings will include a claim for interest on the debt and a claim for the costs of the proceedings to be paid by the debtor. In our experience our letters of demand have significant prospects of success. If they are not successful then clients are urged to proceed immediately to a summons.
We issue a letter of demand and then you sue. 30 – 50% of debtors will respond to a well crafted letter of demand. If their proposal is unsatisfactory you proceed to a writ. It is as simple as that.
If you have a costs recoverable clause in your contract you can recover all of your legal fees. If you don’t, you will generally recover two thirds of your legal fees.
Because our practice is located outside of the Sydney CBD our hourly rates are 30% lower than the standard rates charged by most Sydney Law Firms practising in commercial law and commercial litigation in Sydney.
We deliver practical cost effective legal advice. Our rates are generally 30% lower than the rates charged by most commercial law firms
Always Have Costs Clauses In Your Contracts
A contract can be a very simple one paragraph piece of paper and if you are selling something or supplying a service you should always have one.
When you get on a bus you get a ticket with terms and conditions on the back. If you are selling goods or services you should always have a contract and the terms of the contract can even be included on your written quote or in your invoice if it is given prior to the other party’s agreement to pay you the fee. You can then have written in your contract a clause that provides for all costs of recovery of any outstanding debt to be claimable from the debtor. The clause must be well prepared but it is fairly brief and will allow you to recover more legal fees and other expenses that you have incurred then you otherwise would.
Our team has expertise in all Australian jurisdictions in:
Letters of demand
Litigation involving claims of up to $200,000
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