15 December 2017

What is defamation in 2017? The Rayney chronicles.




2017 has been a very interesting year for defamation cases involving public figures. In June we saw Rebel Wilson succeed in a record breaking defamation case against a magazine publisher, Bauer Media, in Victoria over a series of articles that the Hollywood actress claim damaged her career by depicting her as a serial liar. In […]

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14 December 2017

The 2017 wrap – do these legal changes impact you?




2017 saw some notable and important changes across the legal landscape this year.  We’ve summarised some of the key changes having the most impact on our clients on both the personal and business fronts. Litigation v mediation – across the whole spectrum of litigation, we are seeing a more concerted push by the Courts and the legal […]

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14 December 2017

Are same sex marriages prepared for the change?




Same sex marriage is now a reality, and as we all know, it represents a huge cultural change for the country. Now that the dust has settled a bit, people are turning their heads to the practical effects of this massive cultural change. I am a succession lawyer by profession, but also by nature.   The […]

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23 November 2017

Will the rest of Australia follow Victoria’s lead?




Big news in Victoria yesterday, which is about to make Australian history by becoming the first State to legalise voluntary euthanasia, after the bill was passed in a 22-18 conscience vote in the Upper House late yesterday. In an epic 28-hour sitting, it was agreed that, under the strictest of circumstances, terminally ill Victorians would […]

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22 November 2017

The Billion dollar estate appeal




Handed down today, was the case of Lemon v Mead (2017) WASCA 215. The Court of Appeal have found that Master Sanderson, who made the first decision to increase Ms Mead’s provision from the Will of her late father (iron ore magnate Michael Wright) from $3m to $25m, exercised his discretion incorrectly. The Court of […]

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15 November 2017

Can a wrongdoer benefit indirectly as a result of crime?




In a decision handed down on Monday and published by the Supreme Court yesterday, these are the catchwords of the case of Public Trustee (WA) v Mack (2017) WASC 325. I am very fortunate to be the solicitor representing the Second Defendant in this matter, who ultimately is the party who benefits from the decision.  This is […]

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9 November 2017

The High Court’s big decision yesterday – and what it means for you




This news piece dominating the headlines today is a very significant case for Australian society. Of course every case that is handed down by the High Court is significant, but this one has something in it that could affect many people at all levels of society and may also impact other parts of the law. […]

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26 October 2017

Ignorance no defence when it comes to Directors’ duties




This recent news article is a sad illustration of a person who as a Director of failed company says she was not aware of her duties as a director. Not only did she not know what her duties as a director were (and went on a massive spend up of company funds on her lifestyle) […]

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25 October 2017

Elderly parents’ WA estate drained by their kids. The lesson? Speak out.




Elder Abuse is a scourge – it is, like domestic abuse, almost always perpetrated by those closest to the vulnerable person, as the ABC story from here in Perth yesterday illustrates. It is predatory and usually cold and well calculated – it is not a ‘crime of passion’ but part of an abuse cycle that exists in […]

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9 October 2017

How does an unsent text message become a Will?




Informal Wills in the news again today, this time a draft text on a mobile phone that was never sent ending up in Court. In 1987 the Wills Act (WA) was amended to allow things called ‘Informal Wills’. What actually is an Informal Will however has required many other amendments to the Wills Act over the last […]

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