If you have been appointed as a financial attorney or administrator, whether by the individual or by VCAT, it is essential to understand what is involved in this role. A breach of your legal duties can result in suspension of the role or an order of compensation if brought forth by an interested party.
Solicitors and other professionals who act as executors of deceased estates need to be aware of recent law changes which clarify when commissions can be charged for administering an estate.
21 December 2017
An appeal to a claim involving a love child, a substantial estate and a diamond encrusted guitar, has reached its conclusion in a decision which sets a precedent for all estates to be treated the same regardless of their size.
Following a nation-wide postal survey and many months of debate, the passage of the same-sex marriage legislation came into effect on 9 December 2017. With many same-sex couples organising their weddings, it is essential to understand how marriage can affect your estate planning.
This paper was presented by Rigby Cooke Lawyers Tax Partner, Dr Keith Kendall at the Tax Institute Tasmania State Convention, 19 & 20 October 2017.
Even as the world’s attention is drawn to events including the Eleventh WTO Ministerial Conference (MC11) in Buenos Aires, Argentina and the announcement of a proposed free trade agreement (FTA) between the EU and Japan, there also is growing acceptance of the importance of small and medium enterprises (SMEs) globally.
15 December 2017
The annual Australian International Business Survey (AIBS) has been released. This survey is the product of a collaboration between the University of Technology Sydney, Efic, Austrade and the Export Council of Australia (ECA). It is one of the country’s largest and most in-depth surveys of internationally-active Australian businesses.
The festive season is upon us, with many companies having hosted their end of year celebrations over recent weeks. Although most parties go off without a hitch, sometimes there can be post-event fallout which needs to be addressed.
When an employee is struggling with meeting company expectations, often a performance improvement plan (PIP) is implemented as an opportunity for the employee to rectify unsatisfactory performance and/or problematic behaviours. Unfortunately this process is not always successful, and in some cases a disciplinary process will commence and dismissal may result.