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OFFICE RECEPTIONIST – PD LAW Who Are We PD Law: is a progressive law firm located in the Whitsundays, north of Mackay and south of Townsville; offers comprehensive legal services with great lawyers practising in the areas of property development, business transactions, family and criminal law, leasing, wills and estates; is dedicated to its team, pursuing the ‘work/life’ balance; and occupies a modern, paperless office on the waterfront in the beautiful Whitsundays. The Position You’ll be employed on a full-time basis as a front office receptionist. Who Are We Looking For Someone with front office management skills, you’ll need to demonstrate:- Proficient word and excel skills; ...

 Separating? What Now? Going through a divorce or separation can be can a stressful and confusing time. You may find that everyone seems to have a horror story to tell or advice to give making it difficult to sort fact from fiction. No two separations are the same so it’s important to get the right information from the right people. Our experienced family lawyer can offer compassionate and common-sense advice and can address the many myths and misunderstandings that exist about things such as who will get the kids, or how your property will be divided up, and provide you with the...

PD Law Business and Development Team Grows  Being the son of a civil engineer in high demand often leads to lots of travel for the family, and that’s no different for Lucas Hickey, who has joined our business and property development team at PD Law. From Brisbane to PNG, Samoa to Perth and everywhere in between, Lucas is very well travelled. ‘No doubt it can be a bit tough as a kid moving to a new school every few years, sometimes sooner, but I got to see a lot, and worked out how to make friends quickly!’ After graduating from JCU with...

When it comes to court etiquette, it can be difficult to know when you’re required to appear, what to wear, and what happens if you fail to meet your court obligations. If the Police issue you with a notice to appear, or you have signed a bail undertaking, you’re generally required to attend court within a couple of weeks. The time, date and place you need to attend will be on your paperwork. This notice will also include what you are being charged with. Once given your Court date you are expected to appear on that date. Unlike cancelling a hotel booking...

Cyclone Debbie – A year on Although usually over in hours, the havoc a cyclone wreaks on small businesses can only be truly understood in retrospect. Here’s a brief account of our experience. Sunday 26th March As TC Debbie weaves towards the Whitsunday coast, the Region’s disaster response committee orders a mandatory evacuation of certain areas, including our office, located on the usually idyllic beach front at Cannonvale, Whitsunday. That order alone robs us of tomorrow, and almost 100 hours’ working time. The cyclone isn’t due for 36 hours. Monday 27th March Our team of 11 is reduced to the two owners with everything to lose,...

I’ve set up a company to own and run my business, and my partner and I will be directors. Are your personal assets safe? Just a yes or no answer please. How about yes AND no? The logic is that the company is the entity that opens accounts, signs leases, does deals, performs services etc, so that if things ever go horribly wrong, the company gets sued and takes the hit, not the people behind it (the directors and shareholders). Shareholders’ liability is always limited to the value of the shares they own in the company, no matter how spectacular the collapse...