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Protecting your identity – new requirements to minimise fraud

Protecting your identity – new requirements to minimise fraud

Next time you visit your lawyer or conveyancer in connection with the sale, purchase, transfer or subdivision of property, to obtain advice about and sign guarantee documents or to collect title documents from safe custody, you will be asked to produce evidence of your identity.

New rules issued by the Registrar of Titles require lawyers and conveyancers to take reasonable steps to verify their client's identity before any dealing in land is lodged for registration.  Lawyers are also obliged to verify your identity before giving advice on any guarantee document and before releasing title documents held in their safe custody systems.

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Guide to the Personal Property Securities Act ("PPSA") Legislation

The Federal Government has released a Guide to the Personal Property Securities Act ("PPSA") legislation, looking at how it impacts on different industry sectors. If you are in business, it is imperative that you understand the implications of the PPSA on your day to day operations. If you have any questions, please call us. Click here to follow link to PPSR website

Prominent Goulburn Valley Legal Firms Merge

Two of regional Victoria’s most prominent law firms announced that they will merge to become Dawes & Vary Riordan.

Dawes & Vary and Riordan Legal are part of the legal and business landscape in the Goulburn Valley and Victoria generally with over 190 years combined experience in providing legal services of all kinds.

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Press Release

Law firms Dawes & Vary and Felthams are delighted to announce a merger to take effect from 27 October 2014. The merged firm will trade as “Dawes & Vary” and will be located at 159 Welsford Street, Shepparton.

“Both firms have served many generations of clients in the Goulburn Valley. Dawes & Vary was established in 1893 and Felthams in 1938, so this is quite a significant move for both firms” said David Fordyce, a partner of Felthams who will be staying on as a Consultant with Dawes & Vary in the Shepparton Office.

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