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Commercial and Business Law June 29, 2016

SurfStitch Group Limited

Diamond Conway is presently investigating a possible class action on behalf of shareholders against SurfStitch Group Limited.

Wills and Estates Law December 11, 2017

Making a family provision claim in NSW against the estate of a parent you barely knew. Is the mere fact of paternity enough?

Making a family provision claim in NSW against the estate of a parent you barely knew. Is the mere fact of paternity enough? By Martin Pooley, Senior Associate   Even where a child was unaware of the existence of one of their parents for most, or all of their lives, and there is little or […]

Wills and Estates Law December 11, 2017

Family Provision claims by former wives or husbands of a deceased person in NSW

Family Provision claims by former wives or husbands of a deceased person in NSW By Martin, Senior Associate   Eligibility Former wives or husbands of a deceased person are eligible to apply for provision from the estate of their late former spouse pursuant to section 57(1)(d) of the Succession Act 2006. The fact that they […]

Wills and Estates Law December 11, 2017

Family Provision Claims by Widows in NSW

Family Provision Claims by Widows in NSW By Martin Pooley, Senior Associate   Where a Court is considering whether to make a family provision order for a widow and what order, if any, ought to be made, the question for the court as set out in s59 of the Succession Act 2006 is whether the […]

Wills and Estates Law December 7, 2017

Family Provision Claims by Adult Children in NSW

Family Provision Claims by Adult Children in NSW By Martin Pooley, Senior Associate   Even where an adult child is living an independent life and may own a home, has other assets, has the support of a spouse or partner, and is capable of meeting his or her day to day financial commitments, that financial […]

Commercial and Business Law, Corporate Advisory November 9, 2016

Extension Of Consumer Protection Laws To Benefit Small Businesses

On 12 November 2016, the Australian Consumer Law (”ACL”) will be amended to extend the protections given to consumers there, to small businesses. It will apply to standard form contracts entered into on or after 12 November 2016 and also to standard form contracts which are renewed or varied after that date.

Family Law, Wills and Estates Law November 7, 2016

Family provision claims by grandchildren in NSW

Family Provisions claims made by grandchildren have no guarantee of success even where there has been some level of dependency on the grandparent. These claims are complex and expert advice is needed to assess whether there are any genuine prospects of succeeding.

Featured, Wills and Estates Law October 19, 2016

CY-PRÈS SCHEMES

This paper provides a brief overview of the law and procedures in New South Wales relating to variation “cy-près ” of the provisions of a charitable trust where the charitable purpose has failed.

Wills and Estates Law September 29, 2016

Disposing of your assets before your death will not always defeat claims against your estate

This paper addresses situations where a court in NSW has the power to look to assets outside of the deceased’s estate in order to be able to make a Family Provision order .

Family Law January 11, 2016

Moving your children to another city? Check with your family lawyer first.

When a relationship breaks down, it can take its toll on everyone involved, and not just the former spouses. Sometimes, parents cannot agree, and find that going to Court is the only realistic option to resolve a dispute. Cases where the parties are unable to reach agreement usually involve one parent proposing to make a big change in the children’s lives.

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