10 March 2020

So, you’ve been quarantined? Coronavirus and sick leave.

There is a lot of panic and emotion around this issue, and while I do not profess to be an employment lawyer, I have been amazed at some of the calls and stories we are getting around the Coronavirus and the question of sick leave. In particular, a recent enquiry we had was that an […]

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26 February 2020

Residential Tenancies Disputes – what you need to know

There has been considerable focus in the media recently regarding the respective rights and obligations of tenants and landlords of residential premises. It is an area of law where disputes often arise, as the relationship of tenant and landlord is extremely common. The legislation put in place to properly govern this relationship is known as […]

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29 July 2019

Caveats – what you need to know

In my property and commercial work, I am constantly faced with issues relating to caveats, from having to deal with caveats registered on my clients’ properties, to registering caveats over the property of third parties in order secure debts and protect my clients’ interests. However, caveats are far from simple – their purpose and their […]

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10 July 2019

Uncollected Goods Act – Review, a long time coming

Many aren’t aware that there are specific laws which governs how goods are to be dealt with in the event that they remain uncollected or are abandoned. The Disposal of Uncollected Goods Act 1970 (“the Act”) sets out the procedure that must be followed by a ‘bailee’ (i.e. someone who is in possession of goods […]

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1 May 2019

What actually happens to your Super when you die?

There is a lot of myth and strange rumour out there about what happens to your Superannuation when you die. What I am going to do in this piece is to try and dispel those myths and rumours so you can understand exactly how it works, because only then can you properly plan for it. […]

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11 February 2019

Testamentary capacity – a recent case and what you need to know

As estate planning lawyers, we see clients at all stages of their lives, from starting a family or their first business, to planning their retirement. As is the nature of our work, we often have clients who are very advanced in age who want to change how a previous Will divides their assets. With all […]

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6 February 2019

Family loans – not to be taken lightly

In today’s landscape, it is becoming more and more common for loans to be given between family members. It may be that parents want to assist their children in buying their first home (when banks are increasingly strict on their lending behaviour, especially in the light of the recent Royal Commission recommendations), children are purchasing […]

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14 January 2019

Deceased estates and the family home – what you need to know on the tax front

Benjamin Franklin famously wrote that “nothing can be said to be certain, except death and taxes”. This always has been (and always will be) true, and unfortunately, the two are not mutually exclusive. There are strict tax rules that apply when a deceased person’s family home is disposed of which you should be aware of, […]

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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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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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