30 August 2018

Deadline for Associations – are you ready?




On 1 July 2016, the Associations Incorporation Act 1987 was repealed and replaced with the Associations Incorporation Act 2015 (“the Act”). The Act brought in new requirements, obligating all associations incorporated under the old act to review their rules or constitution to ensure that it complies with the new Act. Since the Act came into […]

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28 August 2018

Inheritance rules set to change: what you need to know




When you die without a Will you are called intestate.  And when you are intestate your worldly wealth is carved up according to a strict formula determined by the Government and set out in section 14 of the Administration Act 1903 (the Act). For decades, the Act has dictated that when a person dies intestate […]

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13 August 2018

Keyboard warriors beware – viral post seeing user liable for $100k damages




The recent South Australian decision of Johnston v Aldridge (No 2) has expanded social media users’ liability for defamatory comments to those posted by others on pages that they control. That is, the Court held that a person is liable not only for their own posts, but also for posts made in response, even though those […]

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6 August 2018

Estate planning in times of separation




The battle over the $1.8 million estate of Cecilia Haddad, who died in tragic circumstances earlier this year, took a turn today with Cecilia’s father conceding that she remained married to her estranged husband at the time of her death. Even though both property proceedings and divorce proceedings had been started in the Family Court […]

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