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Attwood Marshall Lawyers and 4CRB Commence 2020 Series of ‘Law Talks’ for Elders

Attwood Marshall Lawyers’ successful Radio 4CRB segment – ‘LawTalks’ – is here for another year, writes Wills & Estates Partner Angela Harry.

It’s been a busy start to the year for Attwood Marshall Lawyers, with our firm proud to announce a 2020 series of our successful community radio program ‘Law Talks’ for community radio station 4CRB, who cater to older listeners located in Northern New South Wales and the Gold Coast. The weekly radio segment every Friday morning on 89.3FM in which lawyers are interviewed on a wide range of legal topics will be broadcast to listeners for a full 12-month weekly series to February 2021.

As a well-established local law firm with significant insight into the important legal issues for the elderly in our community, we consider that it is an important part of our contribution and service to the community to share the knowledge and experience we have in this ever-growing and complex area of law. In addition to our regular community Wills Days, where we provide our legal services for free to prepare a Will, in exchange for the Willmaker making a small donation to a charity, we have committed to a year-long schedule of Law Talks with 4CRB community radio.

On Law Talks, our experienced Wills and Estates team – the largest on the Tweed and Gold Coast – will be interviewed, giving audiences valuable insight into a range of legal topics including estate planning, superannuation, granny flat agreements, deceased estate administration and probate. We will also be focusing on some of the topical and more controversial issues that can arise in this area including elder abuse, financial exploitation, contesting wills and voluntary euthanasia.

We hope to help the listeners to understand the important issues that arise in the making of a Will or the appointment of an attorney as well as answer some of the sensitive legal questions surrounding dementia and end-of-life care. These are all pertinent legal issues, often overlooked or unaddressed because legal advice can be difficult to access or the process can seem overwhelming. We hope that by covering these important legal issues we can provide some education and insight to the local community.

The controversial topic of the role of government bodies, the New South Wales Trustee and Guardian and the Queensland Public Trustee, will be canvassed in Law Talks in 2020. There was a strong push by Attwood Marshall Lawyers in 2019 for a New South Wales Parliamentary Inquiry into the NSW Government organisation.

Law Talks will be Presented by Steve Stuttle – a senior broadcaster with a wealth of experience in elder issues which impact the community. He said the program was warmly welcomed for its significant community contribution and easy-to-understand format.

“4CRB is a flagship community radio station which reaches 75,000 listeners between Murwillumbah and the Gold Coast every week,” Mr Stuttle said. “Law Talks provides a unique offering to our dedicated listeners, helping them to learn about their legal rights. It is prepared to a high legal standard but presented in a way which the elderly can understand, which is why the series has been locked in to 2021.”

Law Talks can be heard every Friday morning from 9am QLD time by tuning in to 89.3FM and will also be made available to elders for free, online, in written format and can be downloaded on podcasts on a listen-back site.

Attwood Marshall Law Talks:

  • One-on-one interviews with leading Wills & Estates lawyers
  • 4CRBFM 89.3FM, every Friday at 9:00am(QLD)/10:00am(NSW)
  • Over 40 topics, including: Wills, estate planning, aged care transition, Will contests, elder abuse and the dangers of public trustees
  • Listen live: http://4crb.com/listenlive/
  • Listen back: https://soundcloud.com/attwood-marshall

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Angela Harry

Angela Harry

  • Partner
  • Wills and Estates
  • Direct line: 07 5506 8211
  • Mobile: 0423 773 686