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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11 July 2018

A dangerous myth




When we ask our clients the broad question of how they want to divide their estate, especially when talking about estranged beneficiaries we commonly hear the response, “I’ll just give them what I have to, then they can’t contest my Will”. There seems to be this common misconception out in the community that there is […]

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7 July 2018

Congratulations Brandon




When we work with each of our clients, we make an effort to get to know as much about them as possible.  What is important to them, what makes them tick, what they are looking to achieve and why; all helping us better match them up with the right tactics and strategies we can employ […]

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18 June 2018

Our EOFY checklist and how to make the most of the new year ahead.




We’re in the very fortunate position to be able to work with some of Perth’s best accountants, financial planners and other legal peers, so we see the best practices used by clients each time the financial year comes to a close and a new one begins. Investing the time into sorting out important business and […]

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12 June 2018

Brady Bunch version 2.0




If only all blended families were are harmonious as the innocuous and disarmingly pleasant Brady Bunch. There are so many complex dynamics that are unique to the blended family – balancing provision for a second spouse against that for children from the first marriage, keeping step-children provided for who are often dependent and preventing favouritism […]

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7 June 2018

What we do now echoes in eternity




We talk a lot about the concept of legacy – what you leave behind. And it is more than houses, and cars and bank accounts, although those things matter greatly to those who inherit them. Legacy is about the footprints you leave on this planet – the mark you have made. Sometimes it is powerful […]

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26 May 2018

Bank of Mum and Dad loans sour




Earlier this week I was contacted by Duncan Hughes from the Australian Financial Review for comment on a topic that we are hearing a lot about in the media, namely “children accessing  the Bank of Mum & Dad” – the article published this morning is here. As lawyers we see this issue arising on a regular […]

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23 May 2018

The rise of the machines




Every day I seem to see a new article about how artificial intelligence (AI) will make most professions, lawyers included, redundant. I recall reading Richard Susskind’s fascinating bestseller ‘The End of Lawyers’ about 10 years ago.  Susskind, a ‘futurist’, was even then predicting the demise of lawyers as computer power continued to expand and lower level […]

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13 May 2018

Our 2018 offer to one WA family




On the back of two concurrent local awareness raising public events, our firm would like to offer one WA family our assistance.  Whilst a small gesture on our part, hopefully it has enormous benefits. This week is Law Week here in WA – an annual opportunity for the legal profession to engage with the Western Australian […]

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