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DP O’Keefe Macquarie Law is a legal office in Dubbo NSW Australia.

Dan O’Keefe is an experienced solicitor, accredited business law specialist, mediator and notary public.

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We are OPEN & propose to remain open & available as much as possible despite COVID

Some of the legal services we provide are essential. For instance, sales and purchases still need to go ahead.

We follow recommended health protocols. Please telephone or email us first if you have any concerns.

We need to behave and think differently in these extraordinary times. While maintaining social distance and good hygiene we try to stay connected, reach out to those isolated and work together as a community.

Notary public or public notary - Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

Notary public seal exampleDan O'Keefe is a notary public. You will need to make an appointment to see a notary public. You will need identification, for example, a passport or driver's licence.

Copies of individual documents can be certified by a notary public for which there is a fee payable. Multiple documents are often collated and bound with a notarial certificate. If a power of attorney is required it should be prepared in the country in which it will be used before signing it in front of the notary public in Australia.

Our resources page has more information about fees & charges, general requirements, process, apostilles, authentication by the Department of Foreign Affairs & Trade (DFAT) and embassy or consulate.

Weighing up the potential benefits against risk of harm from COVID-19 vaccine AstraZeneca

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(Read: Australian Government - Information for health care providers to help consumers make informed decisions)

Sexual assault survivor awarded $2m compensation

"The Melbourne Archdiocese has been forced to pay a record $2 million in compensation after originally only offering $27,500 to a survivor of notorious priest Kevin O'Donnell. Source: Herald Sun.

David Kenter won the payout – the largest of its kind in Victorian history – more than 45 years after he was first sexually abused as a nine-year-old altar boy."

(CathNews 27 July 2021)

Fitness centre gym injury claim successfulGym weights

Ms Powell was injured at a JFIT gym when she lifted a 25 kilogram weight plate from the floor to store it on a tree rack. The weight plate had been left on the floor by another user of the gym. She suffered disc protrusion and underwent multiple surgeries. She was awarded damages of $551,097.62. The gym appealed but its appeal was dismissed.

(JFIT Holdings Pty Ltd t/as New Dimensions Health & Fitness v Powell [2021] NSWCA 137)

COVID-19 support package to help NSW businesses

"The NSW Government today announced a major new grants package and changes to the Dine & Discover program to help tens of thousands of small businesses and people across NSW impacted by the current COVID-19 restrictions. The package includes grants of between $5000 and $10,000 for small businesses, payroll tax deferrals for all employers, an extension of the Dine & Discover program to 31 August and the ability for people to use Dine & Discover vouchers for takeaway delivered directly to their home by the venue itself. Businesses will be able to apply for the grants through Service NSW from later in July and will need to show a decline in turnover across a minimum two-week period after the commencement of major restrictions on June 26." Law Society of NSW

(Read the NSW Government's release)

(Summary of Federal & State financial support & requirements by Pitcher Partners)

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