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FINANCIAL ABUSE OF THE ELDERLY – Powers of Attorney & Fiduciary Duties The incidence of financial abuse of the elderly is increasing. In this month’s Queensland Law Society Magazine – Proctor, Christine Smyth – QLS Accredited Specialist Succession Law and Tina Cockburn – Associate Professor QUT, analyse the decision of The Public Trustee of Queensland […]

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BIZARRE BRITS & BODY PARTS – FROM HIP JOINT TO STREET SIGN! Are you thinking of donating your body parts? Well in England donating body parts now extends to the non biodegradable kind.  This article reports on an English scheme whereby precious metals that survive the 1000 degree cremation process, are collected and sold on […]

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HAS YOUR EXECUTOR LOST CAPACITY? IF SO BEWARE THEIR ENDURING POWER OF ATTORNEY MAY BE GRANTED PROBATE OF YOUR WILL. Many clients approach their will as a “set and forget” exercise. There is much commentary as to why testators ought to review their wills regularly. Much of this commentary centres on the changes in financial circumstances. What is […]