15 June 2020

What happens when you can’t pay the mortgage



Economists are predicting Australia is about to enter a recession.  If this happens, many of us may find ourselves struggling to pay the mortgage. Although each lender has a hardship team that may be able to relieve some of the pressure (i.e. by deferring or reducing payments), it is inevitable that for some, keeping the […]

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15 June 2020

Welcome reforms for elder abuse



Today is World Elder Abuse Awareness Day, and on Sunday the Federal Government announced the launch of a new ‘Serious Incident Response Scheme’ (SIRS). SIRS imposes new rules upon residential aged care facilities with the goal of better protecting our vulnerable elderly population. The scheme is a welcome addition to the elder law landscape and […]

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18 May 2020

Staying ahead of the game: estate considerations on the back of the pandemic



Recent studies consistently tell us that around half of the adult Australian population does not have a Will, and it is certainly our experience that it usually takes a major event, like the start or end of a relationship, serious illness, or the arrival of children, for most people to really stop and think about […]

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18 May 2020

Yes, your debt can be negotiable



Many reports from around the globe are that many countries are sliding toward recession- and with that many lenders, both large and small are starting to feel the pinch of credit risk. Credit risk is the risk of default on a debt or loan that arises when a borrower fails to make repayments. For lenders, […]

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16 May 2020

Preparing for the unexpected – the three acronyms you need to know



We’ve said it before, and we will say it again – a properly drafted Will is absolutely essential to spare your loved ones the heartache, stress, and disappointment that is so often attached to intestate estates. Although many clients tell us they’ve been considering preparing a Will for a long time, but just haven’t gotten […]

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6 May 2020

Signing estate planning docs during Covid-19



It has been a great relief to us during these uncertain times that with aid of technology, we have been able to continue to assist our clients while respecting social distancing. This is particularly the case in our estate planning work, where we have seen a significant rise in enquiries as the spread of Covid-19 […]

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6 May 2020

Will challenges set to spike



It is no secret that the global pandemic we are currently enduring has made many contemplate their own mortality. A great many of us have been thinking a lot about the “What if’s”– what if I pass away? Or what if I lose the ability to make key decisions for myself through injury, illness and […]

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9 April 2020

The virus exposing the risks of no estate plan



As an estate planning lawyer, I see two kinds of people in this world: those who take control of their legacy during their lives, and those who hope that everything will somehow just fall in place by pure luck. I can tell you with millimetre-perfect accuracy which of the two leaves behind a well-considered and […]

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6 April 2020

Pell decision imminent



COVID-19 has affected just about every aspect of our lives and how we do things – but even though all of this, it’s important to remember the Courts are still operating and the wheels of justice continue to turn. The High Court has announced that tomorrow at 10am EST (8am here in WA) it will […]

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31 March 2020

Clarity on the definition of ‘officer’ of a corporation



Australian Securities and Investments Commission v King & Anor [2020] HCA 4 Earlier this week, the High Court unanimously allowed an appeal from a judgment of the Court of Appeal of the Supreme Court of Queensland concerning the construction of the word “officer” as defined in s 9 of the Corporations Act 2001 (Cth) (‘Act’). […]

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