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Jointly Owned Property – Your rights if there is a dispute! Appointment of trustee to sell land

Charles Lethbridge Business & Commercial, Dispute Resolution & Commercial Litigation, General Legal, Property Law, Residential Conveyancing, Video

Senior Associate and Litigation Lawyer Charles Lethbridge discusses the disputes that arise from the joint ownership of property and how…

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Storm and Flood Damage Insurance Claims – 7 Tips for Dealing with your Insurance Company

Charles Lethbridge Compensation Claims, Dispute Resolution & Commercial Litigation, Video

In 2017 Cyclone Debbie and her aftermath has wreaked a path of destruction through Queensland and into Northern New South Wales.  Senior Associate Charles Lethbridge gives some helpful tips to...

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Foreigners Buying Property in Australia

Rachel Godden Property Law, Residential Conveyancing, Video

It is a well known fact more and more foreign investors are buying property in Australia, and more specifically, on…

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Estate Planning for your Online Afterlife – Important Changes to Facebook – You can now change your Facebook settings to state what happens when you die!

Lucy McPherson Estate Litigation, Video, Wills and Enduring Powers of Attorney

Estate planning is important for your online assets too. Digital assets such as a Facebook account often have significant sentimental…

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Sixth Month Time Limit for Contesting Wills

Melissa Tucker Estate Litigation, Video, Wills and Enduring Powers of Attorney

  MAKE SURE YOU GET LEGAL ADVICE QUICKLY! It is usually the last thing on people’s minds when they have…

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Dangers of DIY Will Kits

Jeff Garrett Video, Wills and Enduring Powers of Attorney

  Disadvantages of ‘DIY’ Will kits One of the most important legal documents that you will ever make in your lifetime…

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Disadvantages of a ‘Do It Yourself’ (DIY) Will Kit

Donna Tolley Video, Wills & Estates

One of the most important legal documents that you will ever make in your lifetime is your Will – why…

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Estate Planning 101 – what is ‘estate planning’? What you need to do to put a plan in place to protect your estate and your family

Angela Harry General Legal, Wills & Estates

Attwood Marshall Lawyers Wills and Estates Partner, Angela Harry, discusses why estate planning applies to everyone. Careful planning of the…

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The Aged Care Sector – Lawyer says it needs fundamental change and more than a PR spruik!

Debbie Sage General Legal, Wills & Estates

There’s no question that Australia’s Aged Care sector needs to be overhauled and there is a massive disconnect between what…

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Economic challenges cause a rise in director and shareholder disputes

Charles Lethbridge Dispute Resolution & Commercial Litigation, General Legal

An economic downturn and uncertainty around how businesses can recover from the impact of COVID-19 has created a spike in…

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Don’t blindly trust the Public Trustee – there are alternative options available

Lucy McPherson Estate Litigation, General Legal, Wills & Estates

Take caution when making important decisions about who to appoint as your administrator to manage your legal and financial affairs….

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When was the last time you reviewed your superannuation insurance policies? Don’t assume you’re covered!

Amy Lewis Compensation Claims, General Legal, Superannuation

Superannuation funds typically offer three types of insurance for their members. Attwood Marshall Lawyers Compensation Law Senior Paralegal, Amy Lewis,…

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Undue influence and unconscionable conduct in Will-making is elder abuse and is a serious issue

Lucy McPherson Estate Litigation, General Legal, Wills & Estates

Writing a Will takes careful consideration. A Will should be a true reflection of the Will-maker’s intention and what they…

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Executor’s Commission – Being an Executor of an estate can be a stressful and time consuming role, but you can be compensated for your ‘pains and troubles’

Lucy McPherson Estate Litigation, Wills & Estates

Attwood Marshall Lawyers Estate Litigation Senior Associate, Lucy McPherson, explains how an Executor appointed in a Will can apply for…

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COVID-19 causes increase in elder abuse cases as social distancing creates a new degree of isolation

Jeff Garrett General Legal, Wills & Estates

Many things constitute elder abuse including physical, financial and emotional abuse. With COVID-19 isolating the elderly, elder abuse cases are…

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Superannuation insurance benefits can be paid early if you are terminally ill to help you live the rest of your life the way you wish and support your family

Amy Lewis General Legal, Superannuation

Many people assume they have appropriate cover in their insurance policies. However, it is important to be aware of the…

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NSW house hunters encouraged to get ready – auctions brought forward over fear of second wave of COVID-19

Rachel Godden General Legal, Property Law

There has been a trend of agents bringing forward auction dates across New South Wales over fears of a second…

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A Binding Death Benefit Nomination can determine how your self-managed superannuation funds are dealt with upon death

Angela Harry General Legal, Wills & Estates

A Binding Death Benefit Nomination is a relatively new tool used in the context of succession planning. Wills and Estates…

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Estate planning is essential to ensure your retirement savings are passed on to your loved ones

Angela Harry General Legal

Estate planning is more than simply writing your Will. It often involves a suite of documents, including Wills, Enduring Powers…

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New Will for a new partner – By Jeff Garrett – Legal Practice Director (as published in GC Sun 25/7/12)

Jeff Garrett Family Law, Wills and Enduring Powers of Attorney

In April the Civil Partnerships Act relating to same sex relationships was implemented in Queensland creating great debate. The legislation,…

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What lessons can every day Australian’s take from Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes’ divorce? By Abbi Golightly – QLS Accredited Family Law Specialist

Hayley Condon Family Law, General Legal

The Cruise/Holmes divorce highlights a number of legal issues which have application to even us everyday people. Despite the seemingly…

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Equality in relationship recognition confirmed by Newman Government – By Abbi Golightly – QLS Accredited Family Law Specialist

Jeff Garrett Family Law, General Legal

After commencing in March 2012 to much fanfare (arguably rightfully so), there was outcry when the newly elected Newman Government…

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Parenting matters and family violence under the newly amended Family Law Act – By Abbi Golightly – QLS Accredited Specialist Family Law

Hayley Condon Family Law, General Legal

On 7 June, 2012 amendments to the Family Law Act (FLA) commenced which will have significant impact upon the way…

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“Italian Abduction” case highlights the need for and use of the Hague Convention by Australian Family Courts – By Abbi Golightly – QLS Accredited Specialist Family Law

Jeff Garrett Family Law, General Legal

There has been intense media attention in passing days surrounding a decision of the Family Court of Australia which requires…

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Attwood Marshall proudly involved in Queensland surrogacy arrangement – By Abbi Golightly – QLS Accredited Specialist Family Law

Jeff Garrett Family Law, General Legal

In December 2010 the Queensland Surrogacy Act commenced, allowing for the first time, altruistic surrogacy arrangements to be made by…

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George Clooney visits downunder to promote his charitable children’s cause!

Jeff Garrett Family Law, General Legal

When George Clooney was asked at his fundraising function in Sydney yesterday whether he would like to have children, he…

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Does Kim Kardashian have a Binding Financial Agreement?

Hayley Condon Family Law, General Legal

We certainly hope so! We occasionally hear people say they have done a “property settlement” with their spouse by way…

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How will our family business be taken into account in property settlement? By Abbi Golightly – Accredited Family Law Specialist

Hayley Condon Business & Commercial, Family Law, General Legal

An interest in a business, owned by either party to a relationship personally or through any form of corporate entity,…

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Managing your child support arrangements – By Abbi Golightly – Accredited Specialist in Family Law

Hayley Condon Family Law, General Legal

It is expected that, after separation, parents will continue to support their children financially, irrespective of the changed family arrangements. …

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International Child Abduction Case – By – Abbi Golightly – Accredited Family Law Specialist

Hayley Condon Family Law, General Legal

A child remains in Australia despite she and her Mother being considered “illegal non-citizen” – Family Court dismisses Commonwealth Government’s…

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Recent Binding Financial Agreement Decisions – By Abbi Golightly – Accredited Family Law Specialist

Hayley Condon Family Law, General Legal

Two recent decisions of the Federal Magistrate Court evidence that it is becoming increasingly difficult to succeed in an application…

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Jeremy Roche now a QLD Law Society Accredited Specialist in Personal Injury Law!

Jeff Garrett Compensation Law, General Legal

We congratulate Partner Jeremy Roche for obtaining his Specialist Accreditation in Personal Injury Law (QLD).  Legal Practice Director Jeff Garrett…

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Kangaroo Appeals and Wins in Motorbike Case!

Jeremy Roche Compensation Claims, Compensation Law, General Legal

Kangaroo Appeals and Wins in Motorbike Case! The NSW Court of Appeal has recently handed down its decision in an…

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Abuse Victims Given Hope by Queensland & NSW Governments Decision to Extend Limitation Period for claims

Jeremy Roche Compensation Law

The Queensland Government has joined the NSW state government with removing the usual 3 year limitation period that applies to…

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Deny Liability! – Dirty Tactics of Insurance Companies

Jeremy Roche Compensation Law

FRAUDULENT AND UNETHICAL PRACTICES OF INSURANCE COMPANIES AND THEIR DOCTORS NO SURPRISE TO ATTWOOD MARSHALL PERSONAL INJURY LAWYERS The latest…

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Motorbike Rider Sues Kangaroo and Wins!

Jeremy Roche Compensation Law

Football, Meat Pies, Kangaroos and No Fault Motor Vehicle Accidents in NSW Those who have been unfortunate enough to hit…

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Jeremy Roche now a QLD Law Society Accredited Specialist in Personal Injury Law!

Jeff Garrett Compensation Law, General Legal

We congratulate Partner Jeremy Roche for obtaining his Specialist Accreditation in Personal Injury Law (QLD).  Legal Practice Director Jeff Garrett…

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Kangaroo Appeals and Wins in Motorbike Case!

Jeremy Roche Compensation Claims, Compensation Law, General Legal

Kangaroo Appeals and Wins in Motorbike Case! The NSW Court of Appeal has recently handed down its decision in an…

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Abuse Victims Given Hope by Queensland & NSW Governments Decision to Extend Limitation Period for claims

Jeremy Roche Compensation Law

The Queensland Government has joined the NSW state government with removing the usual 3 year limitation period that applies to…

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Deny Liability! – Dirty Tactics of Insurance Companies

Jeremy Roche Compensation Law

FRAUDULENT AND UNETHICAL PRACTICES OF INSURANCE COMPANIES AND THEIR DOCTORS NO SURPRISE TO ATTWOOD MARSHALL PERSONAL INJURY LAWYERS The latest…

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Motorbike Rider Sues Kangaroo and Wins!

Jeremy Roche Compensation Law

Football, Meat Pies, Kangaroos and No Fault Motor Vehicle Accidents in NSW Those who have been unfortunate enough to hit…

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The Multiplex Case: Is a Duty of Care Owed by a Builder to a Body Corp?

Charles Lethbridge Building, Developer and Construction Disputes, Property Law, Strata Law

There are lessons to be learnt from the Multiplex Case for property buyers, builders, developers and strata corporations. High profile and complex,…

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NSW stamp duty concessions could see First Home Buyer’s back in the Market! Do you qualify?

Rachel Godden Property Law, Residential Conveyancing

Important stamp duty concessions announced by the NSW government will be a boost to 1st home owners. Licenced Conveyancer Rachel…

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Attwood Marshall Property Team Available Thursday Nights and Saturday Mornings!

Jeff Garrett Business & Commercial, General Legal, Property Law, Residential Conveyancing

All bases are covered at our Robina Town Centre, Coolangatta and Kingscliff offices. Legal Practice Director Jeff Garrett introduces the property team and the exciting new services available to real...

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Licensed Conveyancer joins our Property Team at the Kingscliff Office

Barry van Heerden Business & Commercial, General Legal, Property Law, Residential Conveyancing

New Department Managers Head Up Property Team At Coolangatta Main Office and Lawyer Anita Smith returns. The Property & Commercial…

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Time to Revisit Stamp Duty on Sale of Business in Queensland and New South Wales

Barry van Heerden Business & Commercial, Property Law

With recent changes in NSW relating to the payment of stamp duty on the sale of businesses it is necessary…

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Caveats in NSW – What You Need to Know

Charles Lethbridge Dispute Resolution & Commercial Litigation, Property Law

Senior Associate Charles Lethbridge looks at the issues commonly associated with caveats in NSW.   What happens when a Caveat is…

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Attwood Marshall Lawyers Property Services – Experience, Availability and Convenience

Barry van Heerden Property Law

You have done all the hard work and obtained an offer from the buyers for the property you have listed….

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Buying or Selling Your Property? Don’t Risk Your Biggest Investment!

Jeff Garrett Property Law, Residential Conveyancing

Buying and selling property is a serious business – why do many people take the ‘cheap option’ when it comes…

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CGT Withholding Tax on Properties over $2M from 1 July 2016

Barry van Heerden Business & Commercial, Property Law

From 1 July 2016 Contracts for the sale and purchase of properties (residential and commercial) in both Qld and NSW…

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NSW 2016 State Budget – Not so kind on foreign investors.

Holly Gilholme Property Law

NSW 2016 State Budget – Not so kind on foreign investors. The 2016 Budget revealed many changes to the property…

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When Are You Entitled to a Commission?

Barry van Heerden Property Law

When Are You Entitled to a Commission? As real estate agents in both Queensland and New South Wales, you have…

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Expecting Santa? You might get a Council Pool Inspector instead!

Barry van Heerden Property Law, Residential Conveyancing

The 1st day of December is usually when we all put up the Xmas tree and the decorations. The Xmas…

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What happens to a jointly held life insurance policy after separation?

Lucy McPherson Estate Litigation, General Legal, Wills & Estates

When a couple go through a separation there are a myriad of legal aspects to consider. Separation can be a…

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Accountants and Financial Planners Beware – Estate Planning Advice Could See You Being Sued or Prosecuted

Angela Harry Estate Litigation, Property Law, Wills & Estates

There seems to have been a dramatic increase in accountants and financial planners offering ‘estate planning’ advice to their clients. …

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PODCAST: Jim Morrison’s contested estate and the perils of ‘simple’ Wills – Estate Litigation Gold Coast

Melissa Tucker Wills & Estates, Wills and Enduring Powers of Attorney

Estate Litigation Senior Associate Melissa Tucker discusses the perils of a simple Will using the example of Jim Morrison’s contested…

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Special podcast: Australia’s contentious laws on assisted dying – how to plan your end-of-life care

Jeff Garrett General Legal, Wills & Estates, Wills and Enduring Powers of Attorney

Euthanasia laws in Queensland and NSW are a sensitive topic, Legal Practice Director Jeffrey Garrett recently spoke to community radio…

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Bob Hawke Will: Daughter to Sue Over Multi-Million-Dollar Estate

Lucy McPherson Estate Litigation, Wills & Estates, Wills and Enduring Powers of Attorney

Experienced estate litigation solicitor, and Attwood Marshall Lawyers Senior Associate, Lucy McPherson, discusses the Will contest over Bob Hawke’s estate….

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Government Inquiry into Earle Haven is no forum for legal compensation

Jeff Garrett Wills & Estates

New Inquiry into Earle Haven looks promising but won’t deliver fair compensation, writes Legal Practice Director, Jeffrey Garrett. Attwood Marshall…

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How to bequeath to the National Jockeys Trust – Attwood Marshall Lawyers

Attwood Marshall Charity & Community, General Legal, Wills & Estates

Donating a gift to charity in your Will is a special way to help others after you have passed away….

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Earle Haven evacuation: legal information about RAD bonds, medical and other compensation

Jeff Garrett Compensation Law, Wills & Estates

Attwood Marshall Lawyers encourage Earle Haven evacuees and their families to seek legal advice on RAD bonds, exit fees and…

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Major changes to Enduring Power of Attorney, Enduring Guardian and Advanced Health Care Directive laws

Attwood Marshall General Legal, Wills & Estates, Wills and Enduring Powers of Attorney

The State’s most vulnerable, such as the elderly and mentally impaired, have become better protected as significant changes to the…

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Contesting a Will – court awards $800,000 to estranged daughter in family provision claim

Lucy McPherson Estate Litigation, General Legal, Wills & Estates, Wills and Enduring Powers of Attorney

If you are an estranged family member contesting a Will, a recent Tasmanian case highlights what the court considers in…

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Doris Day tribute – Can you gift your estate to an animal charity? – Succession Law

Debbie Sage General Legal, Wills & Estates

The dedicated animal welfare and charity work of Hollywood icon Doris Day has raised the question of whether you can…

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Attwood Marshall Lawyers’ call for inquiry into NSW Trustee & Guardian backed by politicians

Jeff Garrett General Legal, Wills & Estates, Wills and Enduring Powers of Attorney

The call for an inquiry into the NSW Trustee and Guardian has been heard with the Tweed MP throwing his…

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What happens to a jointly held life insurance policy after separation?

Lucy McPherson Estate Litigation, General Legal, Wills & Estates

When a couple go through a separation there are a myriad of legal aspects to consider. Separation can be a…

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Accountants and Financial Planners Beware – Estate Planning Advice Could See You Being Sued or Prosecuted

Angela Harry Estate Litigation, Property Law, Wills & Estates

There seems to have been a dramatic increase in accountants and financial planners offering ‘estate planning’ advice to their clients. …

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PODCAST: Jim Morrison’s contested estate and the perils of ‘simple’ Wills – Estate Litigation Gold Coast

Melissa Tucker Wills & Estates, Wills and Enduring Powers of Attorney

Estate Litigation Senior Associate Melissa Tucker discusses the perils of a simple Will using the example of Jim Morrison’s contested…

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Special podcast: Australia’s contentious laws on assisted dying – how to plan your end-of-life care

Jeff Garrett General Legal, Wills & Estates, Wills and Enduring Powers of Attorney

Euthanasia laws in Queensland and NSW are a sensitive topic, Legal Practice Director Jeffrey Garrett recently spoke to community radio…

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Bob Hawke Will: Daughter to Sue Over Multi-Million-Dollar Estate

Lucy McPherson Estate Litigation, Wills & Estates, Wills and Enduring Powers of Attorney

Experienced estate litigation solicitor, and Attwood Marshall Lawyers Senior Associate, Lucy McPherson, discusses the Will contest over Bob Hawke’s estate….

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Government Inquiry into Earle Haven is no forum for legal compensation

Jeff Garrett Wills & Estates

New Inquiry into Earle Haven looks promising but won’t deliver fair compensation, writes Legal Practice Director, Jeffrey Garrett. Attwood Marshall…

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How to bequeath to the National Jockeys Trust – Attwood Marshall Lawyers

Attwood Marshall Charity & Community, General Legal, Wills & Estates

Donating a gift to charity in your Will is a special way to help others after you have passed away….

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Earle Haven evacuation: legal information about RAD bonds, medical and other compensation

Jeff Garrett Compensation Law, Wills & Estates

Attwood Marshall Lawyers encourage Earle Haven evacuees and their families to seek legal advice on RAD bonds, exit fees and…

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Major changes to Enduring Power of Attorney, Enduring Guardian and Advanced Health Care Directive laws

Attwood Marshall General Legal, Wills & Estates, Wills and Enduring Powers of Attorney

The State’s most vulnerable, such as the elderly and mentally impaired, have become better protected as significant changes to the…

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Contesting a Will – court awards $800,000 to estranged daughter in family provision claim

Lucy McPherson Estate Litigation, General Legal, Wills & Estates, Wills and Enduring Powers of Attorney

If you are an estranged family member contesting a Will, a recent Tasmanian case highlights what the court considers in…

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Doris Day tribute – Can you gift your estate to an animal charity? – Succession Law

Debbie Sage General Legal, Wills & Estates

The dedicated animal welfare and charity work of Hollywood icon Doris Day has raised the question of whether you can…

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Attwood Marshall Lawyers’ call for inquiry into NSW Trustee & Guardian backed by politicians

Jeff Garrett General Legal, Wills & Estates, Wills and Enduring Powers of Attorney

The call for an inquiry into the NSW Trustee and Guardian has been heard with the Tweed MP throwing his…

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What happens to a jointly held life insurance policy after separation?

Lucy McPherson Estate Litigation, General Legal, Wills & Estates

When a couple go through a separation there are a myriad of legal aspects to consider. Separation can be a…

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Accountants and Financial Planners Beware – Estate Planning Advice Could See You Being Sued or Prosecuted

Angela Harry Estate Litigation, Property Law, Wills & Estates

There seems to have been a dramatic increase in accountants and financial planners offering ‘estate planning’ advice to their clients. …

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PODCAST: Jim Morrison’s contested estate and the perils of ‘simple’ Wills – Estate Litigation Gold Coast

Melissa Tucker Wills & Estates, Wills and Enduring Powers of Attorney

Estate Litigation Senior Associate Melissa Tucker discusses the perils of a simple Will using the example of Jim Morrison’s contested…

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Special podcast: Australia’s contentious laws on assisted dying – how to plan your end-of-life care

Jeff Garrett General Legal, Wills & Estates, Wills and Enduring Powers of Attorney

Euthanasia laws in Queensland and NSW are a sensitive topic, Legal Practice Director Jeffrey Garrett recently spoke to community radio…

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Bob Hawke Will: Daughter to Sue Over Multi-Million-Dollar Estate

Lucy McPherson Estate Litigation, Wills & Estates, Wills and Enduring Powers of Attorney

Experienced estate litigation solicitor, and Attwood Marshall Lawyers Senior Associate, Lucy McPherson, discusses the Will contest over Bob Hawke’s estate….

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Government Inquiry into Earle Haven is no forum for legal compensation

Jeff Garrett Wills & Estates

New Inquiry into Earle Haven looks promising but won’t deliver fair compensation, writes Legal Practice Director, Jeffrey Garrett. Attwood Marshall…

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How to bequeath to the National Jockeys Trust – Attwood Marshall Lawyers

Attwood Marshall Charity & Community, General Legal, Wills & Estates

Donating a gift to charity in your Will is a special way to help others after you have passed away….

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Earle Haven evacuation: legal information about RAD bonds, medical and other compensation

Jeff Garrett Compensation Law, Wills & Estates

Attwood Marshall Lawyers encourage Earle Haven evacuees and their families to seek legal advice on RAD bonds, exit fees and…

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Major changes to Enduring Power of Attorney, Enduring Guardian and Advanced Health Care Directive laws

Attwood Marshall General Legal, Wills & Estates, Wills and Enduring Powers of Attorney

The State’s most vulnerable, such as the elderly and mentally impaired, have become better protected as significant changes to the…

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Contesting a Will – court awards $800,000 to estranged daughter in family provision claim

Lucy McPherson Estate Litigation, General Legal, Wills & Estates, Wills and Enduring Powers of Attorney

If you are an estranged family member contesting a Will, a recent Tasmanian case highlights what the court considers in…

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Doris Day tribute – Can you gift your estate to an animal charity? – Succession Law

Debbie Sage General Legal, Wills & Estates

The dedicated animal welfare and charity work of Hollywood icon Doris Day has raised the question of whether you can…

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Attwood Marshall Lawyers’ call for inquiry into NSW Trustee & Guardian backed by politicians

Jeff Garrett General Legal, Wills & Estates, Wills and Enduring Powers of Attorney

The call for an inquiry into the NSW Trustee and Guardian has been heard with the Tweed MP throwing his…

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Contesting a Will in Australia – It’s Just Not Cricket

Lucy McPherson Estate Litigation

CONTESTED WILL & CLAIM AGAINST RICHIE BENAUD’S ESTATE BY FIRST WIFE AND SON The voice of cricket and former Australian…

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Is Your Will Really the Last Word?

Melissa Tucker Estate Litigation

Family feuds about wills provide fascinating insight into the emotions unleashed by the death of a loved, or not-so-loved, one…

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Congratulations to Amanda Smith

Kerry LeStrange Estate Litigation, General Legal, Wills and Enduring Powers of Attorney

Congratulations to Amanda Smith on her admission as a lawyer on Monday, 7th September 2015! She is shown here with Legal Practice Director…

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Award of $25 million to Western Australian Heiress under appeal

Lucy McPherson Estate Litigation

The Supreme Court of Western Australia handed down an award of $25 million to Olivia Mead, the daughter of Michael Wright,…

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The Rights of Children in Inheritance Law

Lucy McPherson Estate Litigation, Wills and Enduring Powers of Attorney

Children are one of the most vulnerable groups in our society. Whilst it may be accepted by the community at…

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Billionaire’s Secret Daughter Contests Will

Melissa Tucker Estate Litigation, Wills and Enduring Powers of Attorney

The secret unknown daughter of Billionaire mining heir Michael Wright has been revealed in the Western Australian Supreme Court this…

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Dramatic Increase In Claims – Adult Kids Squabbling over Parents Estate

Melissa Tucker Estate Litigation

Adult children are demanding a greater share of their parents’ estates and are eating into the assets to fight for…

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How Can I Deal with an Unfair Will?

Melissa Tucker Estate Litigation, Wills and Enduring Powers of Attorney

How Can I Deal with an Unfair Will? The things a parent says to a child in life—or even on…

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Robin Williams’ Estate Plan – Did He Spare his Family a Lot of Dramas?

Melissa Tucker Estate Litigation, Wills and Enduring Powers of Attorney

The recent death of comic genius Robin Williams from an apparent suicide sent shock waves throughout the entertainment world. He…

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NSW V QLD – Contesting a will? NSW wins!

Lucy McPherson Estate Litigation, Wills and Enduring Powers of Attorney

NSW vs. QLD Notional Estate Legislation The State of Origin rugby league title is not the only triumph New South…

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Families At War Over Inheritance

Melissa Tucker Estate Litigation, Wills and Enduring Powers of Attorney

By Melissa Tucker In an ideal world the family kitchen table used to be the preferred forum for resolving messy…

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Is Your Will at Risk of Being Contested?

Melissa Tucker Estate Litigation, Wills and Enduring Powers of Attorney

Do you have a Will and is your Will at risk of being contested? Wills & Estates Lawyer and Senior…

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Businesses Beware of IT Contracts

Jeff Garrett Dispute Resolution & Commercial Litigation

It seems that as a business owner in the modern day business world, at every turn you are faced with…

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Veda Advantage – What You Did and Didn’t Know

Charles Lethbridge Dispute Resolution & Commercial Litigation, General Legal

Veda Advantage is the Australian wide company that collect and disclose information to credit providers and other entities. If you…

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The Effect that a ‘Typo’ can have on Statutory Demands

Charles Lethbridge Business & Commercial, Dispute Resolution & Commercial Litigation

A Statutory Demand is one of the most powerful business debt collection tools available to a creditor. A Statutory Demand…

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When Can you Terminate a Contract?

Charles Lethbridge Business & Commercial, Dispute Resolution & Commercial Litigation

When can you terminate a contract for Breach?  There are two broad circumstances that give you a right at common…

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Securing a Domain Name

Barry van Heerden Business & Commercial, Dispute Resolution & Commercial Litigation

In this day and age in the business world your domain name is a crucial tool in informing customers of…

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Can you exclude your liability?

Barry van Heerden Business & Commercial, Dispute Resolution & Commercial Litigation

We are all aware of exclusion clauses that appear on invoices, tickets, agreements and noticeboards.  The purpose of these exclusion…

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Are you entitled to compensation when your flight has been delayed?

Charles Lethbridge Dispute Resolution & Commercial Litigation

At present in Australia, passengers are not entitled to compensation when a flight has been delayed however, a European Court…

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Are you being Sued?

Charles Lethbridge Dispute Resolution & Commercial Litigation

Have you received the “knock on your door” or those documents in the post that you wished had never arrived?…

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Free advice in relation to damage sustained by flood and/or cyclone!

Charles Lethbridge Dispute Resolution & Commercial Litigation, General Legal

Unfortunately, residents in Queensland and New South Wales have again, fallen victim and felt the wrath of mother nature  which…

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Online Shopping and Contracts

Charles Lethbridge Dispute Resolution & Commercial Litigation

A growing number of people are turning to embrace the world of online shopping. But have you ever thought about…

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Before going Guarantor….. make sure you are receiving adequate legal advice

Charles Lethbridge Dispute Resolution & Commercial Litigation

It is now a standard requirement of any bank that a guarantor receive independent legal advice on the guarantee documents….

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Self-Managed Super Funds News Flash

Barry van Heerden Business & Commercial, General Legal

BUY/SELL AGREEMENT SMSF INSURANCE ATO RULING We refer to our previous articles parts 1, 2 , 3 and 4 on…

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What Stamp Duty Concessions are Available?

Barry van Heerden Business & Commercial, Residential Conveyancing

  When purchasing a home or land stamp duty is payable to the Government via the Office of State Revenue….

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Are Your Assets Safe? ATO Hunts Down Overseas Assets

Jeff Garrett Business & Commercial, General Legal

An amnesty has been offered by the Australian Tax Office for Australian residents who own assets overseas that have not…

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Joint Venture Agreements

Jeff Garrett Business & Commercial

Joint Venture Agreements are used when two or more parties come together to perform a specific business venture (e.g. develop…

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Buying or selling property?

Jeff Garrett Business & Commercial, Property Law, Residential Conveyancing

Buying or selling property? We have all the bases covered at Attwood Marshall Lawyers BRISBANE, ROBINA, COOLANGATTA, KINGSCLIFF Only experienced…

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Meet Our Wills & Estates Team

Jeff Garrett Business & Commercial

Our congratulations to Melissa Tucker and Debbie Sage who have both recently had babies and to Angela Harry on the…

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Meet Our Property and Commercial Team

Holly Gilholme Business & Commercial, Property Law

We have some fresh faces within the Attwood Marshall`s Property and Commercial team to extend on our knowledge and experience….

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Swimming Pool Disclosure Changes Postponed

Jeff Garrett Business & Commercial, General Legal

You may recall our blog in February of this year alerting you to the upcoming changes to swimming pool laws….

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Is a Duplex Exempt from Strata Rules?

Barry van Heerden Business & Commercial, Property Law

[ssboost]For many retirees the purchase of a duplex (or 2 lot strata scheme) is a perfect compromise between a unit…

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How to Sue a Company

Attwood Marshall Business & Commercial

The main reason proceedings are taken against a company is to recover debts that are due and payable. There are…

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Aged Care Reform Seminar to Shine a Light on Changes

Jeff Garrett Business & Commercial, Wills and Enduring Powers of Attorney

Attwood Marshall Lawyers is proud to be a part of a free aged care seminar hosted by the Oculus Group….

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The Importance of Business Succession

Barry van Heerden Business & Commercial

By Barry van Heerden Consider the following scenario:– Joe and Tim are partners in a business. Both are married and…

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Building Inspections – Deconstructed

Jeff Garrett Residential Conveyancing

To some it’s a mere formality, to others it’s a HUGE step in a property purchase…what do you know about…

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Important Changes to NSW Swimming Pool Laws

Barry van Heerden Property Law, Residential Conveyancing

By Emma Heuston Selling or Leasing a Property in NSW? Don’t Be Left High and Dry By Recent Changes! The…

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Preparing Contracts? Don’t Do This!

Barry van Heerden Property Law, Residential Conveyancing

By Barry van Heerden With the real estate market gaining momentum, it is important that real estate agents pay attention…

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Misrepresentation By Silence

Barry van Heerden Residential Conveyancing

By Barry van Heerden In acting for a seller in the sale of their property there is sometimes the question…

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Who Carries the Risk?

Jeff Garrett Property Law, Residential Conveyancing

By Christine Martin With the upcoming Summer season (and the further possibility of natural disasters) it is worthwhile to again…

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Court of Appeal Rules On Buyer Deposits

Jeff Garrett Residential Conveyancing

By Christine Martin The Queensland Court of Appeal has recently handed down a judgment which reaffirms the dual character of…

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Acting for Both Parties in Conveyancing

Jeff Garrett Residential Conveyancing

From time to time we receive requests from agents that we should act for both parties in a conveyance.  The…

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Why Do I Need to Use a Lawyer for Buying and Selling My House?

Jeff Garrett Residential Conveyancing

For most people their biggest investment in their lives is buying their family home or an investment property. You would…

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Property Contract to Comply with New Council Law

Attwood Marshall Business & Commercial, General Legal, Property Law, Residential Conveyancing

Earlier this month, the Gold Coast City Council has considered a Local Law to specifically impose an obligation on private…

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Is Your Home on Flood Prone Land?

Jeff Garrett Property Law, Residential Conveyancing

We all would like to own a home with a water view or one of those homes built next to…

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Time is of the Essence in Housing Contracts

Barry van Heerden Residential Conveyancing

Anybody familiar with Queensland conveyancing knows that it is an essential term of the standard form REIQ contract that settlement…

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Exemptions for Foreign Buyers of Property in Australia

Jeff Garrett Residential Conveyancing

It is policy of the Australian Government that investment in residential real estate should increase Australia’s housing stock. Any proposal…

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A Binding Death Benefit Nomination can determine how your self-managed superannuation funds are dealt with upon death

Angela Harry General Legal, Wills & Estates

A Binding Death Benefit Nomination is a relatively new tool used in the context of succession planning. Wills and Estates…

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Estate planning is essential to ensure your retirement savings are passed on to your loved ones

Angela Harry General Legal

Estate planning is more than simply writing your Will. It often involves a suite of documents, including Wills, Enduring Powers…

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Attwood Marshall Lawyers welcomes new legislation to support first responders battling PTSD under QLD WorkCover

Jeremy Roche Compensation Law, General Legal

Industrial Relations Minister Grace Grace presented a Bill to Parliament amending the Workers’ Compensation and Rehabilitation Act 2003 to make…

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Executors beware! You may be personally liable for the expenses of administering an estate or legal costs of defending a Will

April Kennedy Estate Litigation, General Legal, Wills & Estates

Many people are unaware of the expenses involved when you are the Executor in an estate and are required to…

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Workers’ Compensation schemes investigated as unethical practices exposed – WorkCover QLD the best scheme in Australia!

Jeremy Roche Compensation Claims, Compensation Law, General Legal

Attwood Marshall Lawyers welcomes the joint investigation by The Age, The Sydney Morning Herald and ABC TV’s Four Corners which…

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New rules for crossing the QLD border as COVID-19 continues to spread

Jeff Garrett General Legal

Attwood Marshall Lawyers · Jeff Garrett – QLD-NSW Border Restrictions New rules are in place and are frequently changing as…

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Small Business Ombudsman launches Inquiry into insurance company premium hikes and refusing cover

Andrea McGarry Business & Commercial, General Legal

Complaints are flowing in as small businesses battle insurance providers who are denying cover or simply inflating premiums to levels…

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Special conditions in property contracts – the stakes are high if you get them wrong

Raphaelle Worrall General Legal, Property Law, Residential Conveyancing

Ensuring Property Contracts are overseen by an experienced solicitor is imperative for property transactions. Poorly written or vague special conditions…

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House hunters receiving JobKeeper – pros, cons and considerations

Barry van Heerden General Legal, Property Law, Residential Conveyancing

The process of applying for a home loan can be daunting at the best of times. For the estimated 6…

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Defending a Contested Will: Your Role as Executor

April Kennedy Estate Litigation, General Legal, Podcasts, Wills & Estates

Defending a contested Will can be a complicated and stressful event for Executors. Estate Litigation Associate, April Kennedy, gives valuable…

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The court-approved Will for minors and those who lack capacity

Amelia Clout Estate Litigation, General Legal, Wills & Estates

A Will can provide peace of mind to the Will-maker, knowing their intentions to provide for their family are legally…

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Equine Law Q&A – What should the equine community consider

Georgia Taylor Dispute Resolution & Commercial Litigation, General Legal

As last week’s Equestrian Queensland, Equestrian Community Hub Q&A presenter, Commercial Litigation Lawyer, Georgia Taylor, takes a look at our…

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