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Private Clients | E-Briefs

Company electronic document execution has ended. What does this mean for you?

The Corporations (Coronavirus Economic Response) Determination (No. 1) 2020 (Determination), which enabled companies to execute documents electronically ended on 21 March 2021.

Private Clients | E-Briefs

It’s business as unusual for 2021

Whilst 2020 took us all by surprise, 2021 will continue to be a year of huge uncertainty, bringing with it a complex range of legal issues that every business will need to be aware of.

Private Clients | E-Briefs

What does the end of ACT Landlord restrictions mean for you?

The National Cabinet Mandatory Code of Conduct to ACT commercial and retail tenancies ended on 31 January 2021.

Private Clients | E-Briefs

What is Probate? And do I need it?

Dealing with a loved one’s estate after their death is an overwhelming task often made more difficult by complicated requirements.

Knowledge & Education | E-Briefs

Does your discretionary trust exclude foreign beneficiaries?

If you have a discretionary trust, you may need to amend its Deed by 31 December 2020 to avoid paying substantial surcharges that apply to foreign persons.

Not-for-profit | E-Briefs

World Elder Abuse Awareness Day

World Elder Abuse Awareness Day (WEADD) happens every year on 15 June, and is a day to reflect on the treatment of vulnerable older people in our community.

Not-for-profit | E-Briefs

What happens to your Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies when you die?

Unlike a house or other tangible assets, given the virtual nature of cryptocurrency, it can potentially be kept completely hidden in a person’s digital wallet.

Private Clients | E-Briefs

Do young people need a will?

Too many times, we hear “I am only young and I don’t have any assets—I don’t need a will”. However, it is arguably even more imperative that young people get a will than most other generations!

Private Clients | E-Briefs

Can my new partner challenge the terms of my will?

Starting a new relationship is an exciting chapter in your life, however, when entering a new relationship you should always turn your mind to how this relationship could impact your Will if you die.

Private Clients | E-Briefs

Guardianship orders

Do you know a vulnerable person whose wellbeing and safety might be at risk during the pandemic? If so, we can help now and in the future.

Private Clients | E-Briefs

Virtual witnessing now legal in ACT!

The ACT Government has introduced a new temporary law, which allows certain legal documents to be witnessed virtually, helping to reduce face-to-face contact during the Covid-19 crisis.

Private Clients | E-Briefs

What to do if Someone Dies Without a Will

When any of these things happen, the laws of intestacy determine how the estate will be divided.

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