Litigation & Disputes

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Mud Army Volunteer – Injury Claim

WorkCover has stated that all volunteers registered with a Queensland Government rescue relief operation will receive statutory benefits if they are injured (and their claim is accepted) whilst assisting the clean-up efforts following the devastation of cyclone Debbie. This position will run for an initial period of 3 months. Additionally, anyone volunteering through a third…

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Eternal Life

You haven’t reviewed your Enduring Power of Attorney in years and your super and life insurance policies death benefit nominations may have lapsed or are about to lapse. Have you worked out how to get out of here alive or just found the secret to Eternal Life? A freak accident happens and you become incapacitated…

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Making Your Will Has Become a Whole Lot Easier!

Change has been one of the few pandemic benefits. Government imposed restrictions have brought a greater reliance on technology and with this a fresh view on how you can make your Will. Your Will instructions can be given electronically and a draft sent to you for review at home.  No more taking time off work…

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Mandatory Code introduced in Relation to Commercial Leasing

The Prime Minister has given another address to the Nation following the National Cabinet Meeting today. The Prime Minister has stated that there will be a mandatory Code introduced in relation to commercial leasing by the State Governments, and the mandatory Code will contain the following points: The Tenant or Landlord will be covered by…

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Strata Building Defects

I recently was invited to speak at a conference for the Australian College of Strata Lawyers in relation to the current situation with building defects in Queensland. There have been recent changes in Queensland that impact on Bodies Corporate and also on construction of the buildings that form Bodies Corporate. Firstly, and as a result…

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Warning! Superannuation Law Changes

The Supreme Court of Queensland has decided that an Attorney has the power to make or renew a Superannuation Binding Death Benefit Nomination. This novel decision has far reaching consequences in an area that has for many years created uncertainty and difficulty for families where wealth resides in the Superannuation Account of a family member…

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Retirement Villages: Know the Process

Retirement Villages may seem like a really good idea as we get older; someone else to take care of a lot of the day to day chores outside of our home, people of similar stages of life living nearby, quite often close and immediate help if we need it.  There are many factors that are…

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