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Justices of the Peace are on duty each week at:
- Great Western Super Centre, Keperra
- Arana Hils Kmart Plaza, Arana Hills
- 2 JPs on staff at Arana Plaza Day & Night Chemmart Pharmacy, 2 Patricks Rd, Arana Hills 3351 6100
Justices of the Peace (JPs) volunteer their services for the community and often witness documents like statutory declarations, affidavits and land title documents. They may not be available at short notice or at all times of the day.
When seeking the services of a JP, please telephone in advance to make an appointment. It is best to telephone during weekday business hours. If urgent contact on a weekend is necessary, please limit your call to a reasonable time of the day.
- Eaton Lawyers, 2 Glenlee St cnr Dawson Pde, Arana Hills 3351 6166
- Fax 3351 2741
- offers free legal advice service
- Principal is Antony Eaton
- say they are making an effort to get back to grassroots law, providing CBD, top-of-the-range, marble-floor legal advice in the suburbs in a cottage practice.
New laws for neighbourhood disputes
- New laws are currently being drafted by the Queensland State Government, changing The Dividing Fences Act 1953. There has been an extensive, state-wide Review of Neighbourly Relations of some of the main causes of neighbourhood disputes, and the remedies currently available to deal with disputes.
- Attorney General Cameron Dick said community members need a clear path and practical remedies to help avoid, reduce and resolve disputes with their neighbours around common issues of dividing fences and nuisance trees. At the end of the day we want to keep people out of the courts, by ensuring they have a clear understanding of their rights, and accessible mechanisms to resolve disputes amicably, as good neighbours.
- The government has Dispute Resolution Centres which offer free mediation services to help parties solve their difference without having to go to court.
- The Attorney General's Office also offers tips to people on how to raise issues of concern with their neighbour through its neighbourhood mediation kit. If people know their rights and responsibilities, they can work together to resolve disputes before they escalate.