12 April 2018

Why raiding a lawyer’s office is a really, really big deal

FBI agents raided the New York office, home and hotel room of Donald Trump’s personal lawyer Michael Cohen yesterday, well reported here. As any lawyer will tell you, this is a very big deal. When clients see us, everything they (and we) say in our meetings and phone calls are whats known as legally professionally […]

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3 April 2018

Trump and his Non Disclosure Agreements

Donald Trump seems to have a sort of Midas touch, but in reverse – everything he touches turns to controversy. The latest of these is about Non Disclosure Agreements (NDAs) which are a routine aspect of any legal dispute that resolves by way of settlement or compromise.  And in particular, the NDAs signed by women who […]

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8 March 2018

We’re on the hunt for our next team member. Does this sound like you?

We’re on the hunt for a Commercial Litigation Lawyer Fast paced, Doyle’s Guide awarded, small but growing firm with a strong client base Work closely with the two partners predominantly in Commercial Litigation with some potential to do work in Commercial and Wills and Estates and disputed Estates Your chance to progress your career and make […]

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28 February 2018

What to consider when choosing an executor, trustee or guardian

The Executor and Trustee of your Will is a person, or persons, who you appoint to carry out your wishes as contained in your Will.  They must apply for a grant of probate of your Will which means they must prove they are who they say they are, how much the estate is worth and […]

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22 February 2018

The forfeiture Rule on the front pages

As we reported late last year on this particular story we were very pleased with the decision in this case as we acted for the beneficiary who ultimately received all the estate. As we said then, we say again now – it was the right decision of the Court. Inheritance is very often a strange […]

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6 February 2018

How to go about challenging a Will and what to consider

Contesting a Will has a number of names: challenging a Will, estate litigation, making a claim under the Family Provision legislation or a Testators Family Maintenance Claim.  Some of these are the same, but within a Will challenge there are many possible types of challenge. The main type of challenge overwhelmingly is a Family Provision […]

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5 February 2018

Who can contest my Will and how do I best protect against estate litigation?

When it comes to who can actually challenge your Will in WA, the list includes parents, married spouses, de facto spouses, ex-spouses in some cases, children, grandchildren and step-children.  Notably absent are siblings, cousins, carers, friends and everyone else.  If they are not on the above list, they cannot challenge under the Family Provision Act. […]

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1 February 2018

The power of an Advance Health Directive

A remarkable article from the New Yorker here, deeply troubling, horrifying but also one that probes very significant questions on when a person is dead, or not. A young girl suffers irreversible and catastrophic brain injury from what looks like medical malpractice from a tonsillectomy, in a California hospital. Which is horrifying enough, but then […]

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15 December 2017

What is defamation in 2017? The Rayney chronicles.

2017 has been a very interesting year for defamation cases involving public figures. In June we saw Rebel Wilson succeed in a record breaking defamation case against a magazine publisher, Bauer Media, in Victoria over a series of articles that the Hollywood actress claim damaged her career by depicting her as a serial liar. In […]

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14 December 2017

The 2017 wrap – do these legal changes impact you?

2017 saw some notable and important changes across the legal landscape this year.  We’ve summarised some of the key changes having the most impact on our clients on both the personal and business fronts. Litigation v mediation – across the whole spectrum of litigation, we are seeing a more concerted push by the Courts and the legal […]

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