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23 September 2020 in Dispute Resolution & Commercial Litigation, General Legal

Economic challenges cause a rise in director and shareholder disputes

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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18 September 2020 in Estate Litigation, General Legal, Wills & Estates

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

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

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16 September 2020 in Compensation Claims, General Legal, Superannuation

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

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

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11 September 2020 in Estate Litigation, General Legal, Wills & Estates

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

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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4 September 2020 in Estate Litigation, Wills & Estates

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’

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

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28 August 2020 in General Legal, Wills & Estates

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

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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27 August 2020 in General Legal, Superannuation

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

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

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24 August 2020 in General Legal, Property Law

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

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

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21 August 2020 in General Legal, Wills & Estates

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

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

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14 August 2020 in General Legal

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

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

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13 August 2020 in Compensation Law, General Legal

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

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

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7 August 2020 in Estate Litigation, General Legal, Wills & Estates

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

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

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4 August 2020 in Compensation Claims, Compensation Law, General Legal

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

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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3 August 2020 in General Legal

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

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

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31 July 2020 in Business & Commercial, General Legal

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

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

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31 July 2020 in General Legal, Property Law, Residential Conveyancing

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

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

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29 July 2020 in General Legal, Property Law, Residential Conveyancing

House hunters receiving JobKeeper – pros, cons and considerations

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

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24 July 2020 in Estate Litigation, General Legal, Podcasts, Wills & Estates

Defending a Contested Will: Your Role as Executor

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

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21 July 2020 in Estate Litigation, General Legal, Wills & Estates

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

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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20 July 2020 in Dispute Resolution & Commercial Litigation, General Legal

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

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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17 July 2020 in Estate Litigation, General Legal, Wills & Estates

Challenging a Will based on mental capacity

Capacity can be an emotionally charged topic, especially in relation to Dementia or Alzheimer’s and other degenerative conditions. Estate Litigation…

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14 July 2020 in Bank, Finance and Super Disputes, General Legal

ASIC slams banks for inaction and spending more money on consultants than to its customers

Commercial Litigation Lawyer, Georgia Taylor, follows-up on the ongoing behaviour of banks and their remediation programs with ASIC slamming them…

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14 July 2020 in Bank, Finance and Super Disputes, General Legal

Banks and Insurance Companies – up to their old tricks?

AFCA has been inundated with consumer complaints as customers struggle to make financial arrangements with their bank or insurance provider….

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10 July 2020 in Estate Litigation, General Legal, Podcasts, Wills & Estates

Executors behaving badly – how should an Executor conduct themselves

Many people are unaware of the obligations as an Executor of an estate. Wills & Estates Senior Associate, Lucy McPherson,…

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