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Glenn Duker

Glenn Duker is founder and principal of PCL Lawyers, a firm providing top-notch legal advice to clients in a variety of practice areas. He has 20+ years of experience as a lawyer and solicitor.

Experience

Founder and Principal, PCL Lawyers, 2010-present

Special Counsel, MW LAW, 2009

Founder and Principal, Settle It Legal, 2006-2009

Principal, Duker & Associates, 1995-2003

Articles of Clerkship, Maddocks Lawyers, 1994

Education


University of Melbourne

Bachelor of Laws / Bachelor of Arts, 1993


Trinity College, Melbourne

Resident, 1989 - 1990

Skills

Commercial Litigation, Property Law, Litigation, Business Law, Negotiations, Legal Services, Wills, Estate Planning, Real Estate, Corporate Law, Mergers and Acquisitions, Legal Assistance 

6 Advantages of Mediation

"Mediation is the process of a neutral third party intervening between the parties to come to a resolution. Mediation is used in many cases, so parties do not have to go through a trial process. There are many other routes you can take to solve a dispute. Here are five reasons why mediation may be your best choice." Read more on Glenn Duker's Blog.

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The Differences Between Arbitration and Mediation

Civil lawsuits can be costly and time consuming. Which are reasons why people look for alternative resolution processes. Glenn Duker describes the differences between the most popular forms of alternative resolution.


Types of Intellectual Property

Glenn Duker defines intellectual property in simple terms, as the creation of ideas, technology, inventions, literary works, artistic works, designs, and more used in commerce. Intellectual property protections include copyrights, patents, trademarks, and trade secrets.

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Steps in the Litigation Process

Glenn Duker walks through the steps in the litigation process. In each step, there are different procedures to be followed. When entering into a civil lawsuit, it is crucial to be prepared and know the details of each step.

Glenn Duker on Creating a Digital Paper Trail

It doesn’t matter what type of industry you are in, you should create a thorough paper trail. Paper trails can be used when you are audited or in legal cases. Despite the name, paper trails are more likely to be in a digital form. If you are in a situation where you need to look back on details pertaining to a certain time, client, or employee, it is better to be prepared with a paper trail.

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Glenn Duker on Career Options for Law Student

It is a big decision to go to law school. Studying law for four years has taken a toll and you are ready to get out and test your knowledge and abilities. Upon graduation day, you are thinking to yourself, what do I want to do in law? There are many options to look at when considering your career in the legal system.

Glenn Duker on Entry Requirements for Law Schools

Are you pursuing a law degree? If you want to immerse yourself in the education of law, you need to know the requirements involved with getting accepted. I used my alma mater to go into the depths of requirements of getting into law school. There are four ways to enter the Melbourne JD program.

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Glenn Duker on What to Look For When Hiring a Lawyer

A lawyer is your advocate who should fight on your behalf in a legal situation. They should use reasonable, ethical, and cost-effective means to get you the best possible outcome. You can search online for law firms and private offices or you could take recommendations and read reviews. If you are looking for a lawyer for a legal issue, think of these qualities when researching and meeting with your soon-to-be counselor.

Glenn Duker on Court Fees

When a party employs a solicitor to represent them in a court proceeding, the solicitor will charge their clients a service fee and other expenses. Other expenses may include court fees or fees for conducting an investigation into the case. These fees are known as legal costs.

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Glenn Duker on Challenging a Will

A will is a legal document that states how your estate will be distributed after you die. The estate includes all of the assets you leave behind when you die. When creating a will, you typically nominate someone to be your Executor. An Executor is then responsible for carrying out your wishes and distributing your estate. Though the will is a signed legal document, there are times where a family member or beneficiary wants to contest the will. Challenging a will can be difficult since it is hard to prove and costly, although typically the legal fees will be covered by the Estate if the claim is legitimate.  

Glenn Duker on Why Franchises Fail

Before you decide to either join and start a franchise, know the chance of failure is present. Just like any other business, if the right steps are not taken, the concept could fail. Testing and doing your due diligence during the early phases could protect you from the number of factors that lead to failure.  

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Glenn Duker on What is Succession

Succession isn’t just the creating and signing of a will. Succession law redistributes the property of a deceased estate upon the death of its owner to the beneficiaries entitled, either in the will or by the law. Succession is concerned with the deceased person’s property whether there was a will or not. Lawyers who are involved in estate planning will guide their clients through the estate planning process. Lawyers will discuss the details of your succession plan before drafting the will. This creates an easier process of drafting the will and getting it right the first time.   

Glenn Duker on Being Prepared During Your Travels

Vacation is supposed to be carefree and relaxing but traveling whether it is overseas or a few hours away, you want to always be prepared. Issues such as traveling documentation or money could end up ruining a vacation. Be prepared and make a checklist before you head of to your adventure.

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