19 September 2017

$15,000 raised for Prostate Cancer




We recently got together with some good mates and raised an impressive group total of $15,000 for the Prostate Cancer Foundation of Australia (PCFA).  The Foundation dedicated to reducing the impact of prostate cancer on Australian men, their partners and families, recognising the diversity of the Australian community. Prostate cancer is the most commonly diagnosed cancer […]

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18 September 2017

Big news just two years in




Last year our firm was acknowledged in the short list for Best Law Firm and then Morgan Solomon in the Best Lawyer category for Wills and Estates Litigation in WA by the prestigious Doyle’s Guide. This year we are thrilled to have been acknowledged again but this time in a further two categories as well as the […]

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22 August 2017

A change in the wind for inheritance claims




Justice Michael Pembroke is an interesting fellow; a writer, historian, naturalist and most relevantly for us, a Judge of the Supreme Court of NSW. In a series of three decisions over the last year and half, he has started to give shape to a change in attitude for inheritance claims that we have also begun […]

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18 July 2017

Is your machinery protected if your clients’ money dries up?




As any farmer or farm machinery dealer can tell you, parts of Western Australia have seen below average rainfall for both April and May, leading to rainfall deficiencies and below average soil moisture around the State. The climate outlook for June to August also indicates a drier than average winter. If this trend continues, crop […]

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13 July 2017

Estate planning 101 and the tips to consider




Estate planning essentially means getting smart when it comes to the legacy you’re looking to leave.  A legacy that can go one of two ways.  Either it can be an incredibly beneficial gift ensuring you’ve set your loved ones up in the right way or it can be a terrible burden and end with unimaginable […]

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11 July 2017

Is your Will giving you the right tax advantages?




An important but often overlooked consideration in estate planning are the tax implications that may arise. The decision of the Western Australian Court of Appeal in Caratti v Commissioner of State Revenue [2017] WASCA 128 delivered on 7 July 2017 makes it clear that if a Will is not worded correctly, then it can change […]

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24 April 2017

Meet Margot and Rob




You have already met Margot, and to a lesser extent Rob, in the previous scenario we posted.  Let’s take that same scenario, but this time, they have been living as de facto spouses, blissfully happy, for a decade. Frankly, neither of them thought they could find such happiness that late in life, but frankly, we […]

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17 April 2017

Meet Margot. The latest to meet as part of our Scenario Series




Meet Margot.  Actually, that’s not her real name, but we shall call her that. Margot is 70, recently divorced and has been seeing a man called Rob for a few months.  They are considering moving in together, into Margot’s large house in the Western Suburbs.  Margot has three adult children from her first marriage, and […]

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12 April 2017

How to avoid a ‘commercial divorce’ killing your business




How is your business like a marriage? What happens when the business owners decide to part ways or if one business owner is forced to sell their portion of the business due to personal issues? Unfortunately, I see many business owners who have gone into business with a friend on a handshake deal and have […]

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11 April 2017

BFA in place? Then watch this space.




This could be a game changer. Why is Thorne v Kennedy (2017) HCA Trans 54 so important? On March 10th this year, Justices Keane and Edelman granted special leave for this matter to be heard. It is expected that the matter will be heard by the High Court at its earliest in June. This case […]

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