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Unravelling undue influence and duress when making a Will

Unravelling undue influence and duress when making a Will

Sometimes the weaker person in a family relationship can be pressured by a dominant family member, or even a trusted friend, into making a Will which leaves a substantial gift to that dominant person. Frail and elderly people can especially fall target to this situation.

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Tuesday 10th October 2017    


Driving safely during storm season

Driving safely during storm season

With temperatures soaring, summer is well and truly on the way and Queenslanders know all too well what that means – storm season!! Although most of us love a good storm after a humid day, thunderstorms, lightning, heavy rain, wind and hail, can cause havoc on our roads and in turn, an increasing number of accidents.

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Monday 2nd October 2017    


Protecting children during family law disputes

Protecting children during family law disputes

Because children are defenceless, the court regards their interests and protection as being absolutely paramount. In other words, children must be able to enjoy a safe environment with as little disruption to their lives as possible while mum and dad are trying to reach agreement.

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Tuesday 26th September 2017    


Left out of a will? Beware of the time limits for making a claim

Left out of a will? Beware of the time limits for making a claim

In an earlier news blog we talked about an eligible person making a claim for further provision against a deceased’s estate. An eligible person would usually be the deceased’s spouse, de facto, natural child or de facto child, or a person who has been financially dependent on the deceased. It is very important to consider the strict time limits by which action must be taken.

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Wednesday 20th September 2017    


I've been injured. How much will I get?

I've been injured. How much will I get?

The amount of compensation payable as a consequence of injury, depends on a number of factors

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Wednesday 23rd August 2017     Compensation, Injury, Superannuation, Claims


I tripped on a footpath. I can sue the council, right?

I tripped on a footpath. I can sue the council, right?

The short answer is, you can try, but you may not succeed. With the introduction of the Civil Liability Act 2003 (Qld), following the collapse of FAI & HIH Insurance, and the events of 11 September 2001, the Government effectively granted a high level of immunity to local authorities such as the Council and the Department of Main Roads.

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Saturday 5th August 2017     Sue, Litigation, Personal Injury


To Trial? Or Not To Trial?

To Trial? Or Not To Trial?

Although we always endeavour to settle claims on very good terms, primarily to avoid the expense of litigation for our clients, unfortunately if the opposition has an obstinate attitude, there is no option other than to take the matter to trial.

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Monday 31st July 2017     Trial, Litigation, Mediation, Court


An Interesting Personal Injuries Case Decision

An Interesting Personal Injuries Case Decision

Contributory Negligence – Intoxication & Failure to Take Precautions for Own Safety. Have you ever wondered whether you can still sue for personal injuries if you had consumed alcohol prior to an accident?

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Wednesday 19th July 2017     Negligence, Contributory, Alcohol

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