30 November 2016

The best gift you can give your family this Christmas?

No, it’s not cash, jewellery, the latest toys or gadgets, or even peace on earth and goodwill amongst men (although that is always something to aim for). It’s certainty. The best gift you can give your loved ones is the certainty that you have made proper provision for them when you die; leaving them a […]

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29 November 2016

A red letter day for Australia

We are thrilled to note the appointment of  Justice Susan Kiefel to the position of new Chief Justice of the High Court, replacing Chief Justice Robert French who retires due to the mandatory age limit of 70 years. A brilliant jurist, we have admired her decisions on the High Court for years, and we congratulate […]

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25 November 2016

Who looks after a business or property when a person dies and there is a dispute over the Will?

There is a relatively uncommon, but very useful process known as a grant of administration ad colligenda bona defuncti. This obscure Latin phrase hides a simple concept; that someone can be appointed by the Court ‘to collect the deceased’s goods’. This is very useful where assets need to be dealt with, in particular where there […]

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3 November 2016

Our love affair with the family home

Tim Ross’s new show Streets of Your Town premiers on ABC next week – I’ll be taking a front seat to watch; it looks like a ripper. A great reminder of the beauty of some of Australia’s best domestic architecture – and also of the importance the family home has in all our lives. I […]

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