29 November 2018

More dangers of DIY legals




Being around your loved ones as we approach the festive season, many people start to consider their Will and estate planning – the legacy that they will leave behind and how their loved ones will be provided for after they are gone. It can be tempting to make an informal Will or make changes to […]

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5 November 2018

Federal Government targeting illegal phoenixing of companies




We have probably all heard of (and some of us will have been impacted by) companies that are unable or unwilling to pay their debts and are placed into liquidation, often leaving creditors with little recourse other than to await the outcome of the liquidation and see if they will receive any or a partial […]

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1 November 2018

When someone else’s property becomes your own – the laws around adverse possession




“A Sydney property developer has won the ownership rights to a home in the inner west after finding it empty and renting it out for two decades” … an extreme situation indeed here in this article today. The more common situation is where boundary fences are incorrectly placed and the error is not picked up […]

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20 October 2018

The Mac in trouble




Fleetwood Mac have a well known turbulent history – 43 years of platinum hits and blockbuster world tours netting each band member a place in the rock ‘n roll pantheon and enormous fortunes. Their tortuous bust ups and divorces have until now only resulted in solid gold hit songs of heartbreak and lost love. But […]

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16 September 2018

Doyle’s awards winners for the third year in a row




Massive news for us just in …   Doyle’s Guide – the leading legal, peer-voted awards for 2018 have just been announced. We are over the moon to have been acknowledged across the following four categories:   – Leading Wills, Estates and Succession Planning Lawyers, WA – Leading Wills, Estates and Succession Planning Law Firm, […]

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12 September 2018

Ipso what? Shakeups now in place for business law




As of 1 July 2018, new law came into force which renders almost all ipso facto clauses in contracts entered into on or after 1 July 2018 unenforceable.  This is likely to have big consequences for how we all do business. Coupled with the safe harbour reforms enacted in September 2017 which provide directors of […]

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30 August 2018

Deadline for Associations – are you ready?




On 1 July 2016, the Associations Incorporation Act 1987 was repealed and replaced with the Associations Incorporation Act 2015 (“the Act”). The Act brought in new requirements, obligating all associations incorporated under the old act to review their rules or constitution to ensure that it complies with the new Act. Since the Act came into […]

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28 August 2018

Inheritance rules set to change: what you need to know




When you die without a Will you are called intestate.  And when you are intestate your worldly wealth is carved up according to a strict formula determined by the Government and set out in section 14 of the Administration Act 1903 (the Act). For decades, the Act has dictated that when a person dies intestate […]

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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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