I am often asked, “Do I need a lawyer to make a Will?” As a lawyer, I would say, “Of course you do!”Continue reading “Do I need a lawyer to make a Will?”
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.
The year 2020 has proven challenging for the world and has demonstrated that it may be impossible to predict what the future holds. This is why it is just as important, if not more important, to appoint an Enduring Power of Attorney, as it is to make a Will. Accident, injury and illness are unfortunately common, and can leave you without capacity, and without the ability to properly manage your affairs. It is therefore necessary you appoint someone you trust to make decisions that are in your best interests, should something happen to you.
What’s so important about community organisations?
The crucial role of community organisations in Australian society cannot be underestimated during the best of times. After all, there are approximately 257,000 non-profit organisations operating in Australia, according to a recent review by the Australian Government’s Treasury Department.
Gathering evidence in my family law matter
One of the biggest challenges parties face in family law cases is gathering evidence in support of their case. Continue reading “Recordings in Family Law Cases – Risky or Resourceful?”
Is it time for you to make your Will? Do you understand what it means to have testamentary capacity?
What is testamentary capacity?
To have testamentary capacity, a person must be of sound mind, memory and understanding. This is an area of law which has been clear, for a long time.
All employers are obliged to take out workers’ compensation insurance for each of their workers. In this respect, it is important to have a clear understanding of the definition of ‘worker’ under the Workers’ Compensation & Rehabilitation Act 2003 (Qld) (‘the Act’).
Why you need to know the difference
The method by which a worker is engaged can have several legal ramifications. The terms of engagement impacts the type of obligations owed to the worker (such as pay and conditions), as well as their entitlements in the event the worker is injured.
Is your family considering the transfer of the family farm to the next generation? If so, did you know there may be a stamp duty concession available?
Whether you are transferring or acquiring the family farming property, our experienced lawyers are here to make the process as smooth as possible.
With offices in Toowoomba, Warwick and Roma, we are committed to supporting rural families on the Darling Downs, South West Queensland and beyond.
Mr Towers was injured while flying a helicopter which crashed in the highlands of Papua New Guinea, in the course of his employment with Hevilift Ltd (Hevilift). As a result he was rendered an incomplete quadriplegic and permanently incapacitated for work as a pilot.