Ryan & Durey Solicitors are pleased to announce that David Markovich has joined our team. David is a dispute resolution lawyer and has practised in Western Australia and in England.  David’s litigation work includes: Wills & estates, guardianship & administration, and family provision claims. Some key judicial findings included: D’Unienville v Sakalo   WASC 469 Zuvela v Zuvela WASC 410 Liquor licensing. See for example: Star & Garter Hotel Pty Ltd v

For Probate purposes, when is a missing person presumed to be dead? There is a misconception that, if a person has been missing for 7 years, then that person is presumed to be dead. But an automatic presumption of fact does not arise even if 7 years have passed without any sign of the person in question. In fact, it is possible for a person to be declared dead where

Buildings need to be repaired and maintained otherwise they will deteriorate. Laws also change imposing additional obligations on occupants. We have recently seen Councils and the Licensing Authority imposing additional obligations in order for the building to be compliant for public safety, such as the obligation to install new firefighting water tanks at significant costs due to low water pressure.  However, the question is often asked who is responsible for