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Wills and Estates: What happens when you have assets in another country?

Most people will have only one Will.  When drafting a Will, the last Will usually revokes all prior Wills.

For those lucky enough to have assets in more than one country, it is common to have a Will made in each country which deals only with the assets within that country.  You would then have more than one Will.

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Looking to Koehler: How Queensland Courts are dealing with psychiatric injury claims arising out of the workplace

The purpose of this article is to analyse the recent trend of decisions made by Queensland courts about psychiatric injuries in the workplace, specifically what might be classified as claims for psychiatric injury arising from the performance of work duties.

The starting point of the analysis is the High Court decision in Koehler v Cerebos (Australia) Ltd [2005] HCA 15) (‘Koehler’).

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When Friendly Family Law Advice Becomes Costly Advice

Separation and family breakdowns

Nearly everyone knows someone who has been through, or is going through, a separation or divorce.

You may have even been through one yourself.

Unfortunately, the breakdown of families is becoming an increasingly common occurrence in society, and more and more people each year are navigating the extremely difficult area of family law.

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When Time Is Running Out: Section 31 Of The Limitations Of Actions Act In Personal Injury Claims

When making a claim for personal injury, there are strict time frames that govern whether you can or cannot make a claim.

However, it is important to also be aware of the legislative provision that enables an injured person to extend the limitation period in certain circumstances.

This article outlines what those circumstances are, and how the Court has applied the law in particular situations.

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There’s been an injury in the workplace. What now?

Man climbling ladder onto roof which could result in a workplace injury

Have you suffered an injury at work? Has one of your employees been injured?  Perhaps you know that WorkCover Queensland usually gets involved but you’re not quite sure how the process works? We know that workers’ compensation claims can be daunting, so we have prepared this article to give you an overview of the claims process.

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Queensland is different from New South Wales (and not just because we produce better rugby league players…)

Football on kicking tee aimed at the uprights.

Up here, time is of the essence in our standard property contract.  This means if you are buying or selling a house, if you (or someone else, like your bank) does not do something on time, there can be serious consequences.

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