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Advance Care Directives and you
On 1 July 2014 the new Advance Care Directives Act began operation. The intention of the new Act is to simplify what for a lot of people was a cumbersome jumble of documents including Enduring Powers of Guardianship, Anticipatory ...

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Significant rule changes on 1 October 2014
On 1 October 2014 significant changes occurred to the Supreme and District Court rules. The changes, amongst other things, introduce a “Fast Track” system for civil disputes that aren’t too complex in both the Supreme and District Court. ...

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I am only a small business. Do I need to comply with the Privacy Act?
The answer, as you would expect from a law firm, is it depends. If you are a small business with a turnover less than $3 million per year then you do not need to comply unless you fit into one of the following exceptions: You are operating ...

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Do I need a Will? What happens if I don’t have a Will?
 
You don’t actually need a Will. In our experience though, people don’t actually choose to not have a Will, they just never get around to thinking about whether they should or shouldn’t have one. It is ok to not have a Will. If you die you ...

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Strict time limits apply to challenges to Wills. Act quickly.
 
In a previous blog we broke claims for provision from Wills down to the two basic tests as described by the High Court in Singer v Berghouse. In this blog we look at the basic mechanics of a claim and some strategic options available to ...

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The two tests you need to pass to successfully claim against a Will
 
If you have googled ‘family provision claims’, ‘inheritance disputes’ and ‘challenges to Wills’ by now you are probably overwhelmed by the amount of information out there. It is true that every matter turns on its own facts and there are . . . ...

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