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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