POWERS OF ATTORNEY & GUARDIANSHIP LEGISLATIVE CHANGES

QLS Proctor – POWERS OF ATTORNEY & GUARDIANSHIP LEGISLATIVE CHANGES

Posted Posted in Queensland Law Society Proctor Magazine

A brighter future for those in the sunset years.  Guardianship and Administration and Other Legislation Amendment Bill 2018 (GAOLA) After being introduced on 15 February 2018,  the GAOLA Bill was passed yesterday by Queensland Parliament. Amongst others, it amends the Guardianship and Administration Act 2000 and the Powers of Attorney Act 1998. Any person who […]

FAKE LAWYER – NOT FAKE NEWS

FAKE LAWYER – NOT FAKE NEWS

Posted Posted in Blog

Great work by Queensland Law Society in protecting the public from the scourge and rise of fake lawyers. It is an offence under s24 of the Legal Profession Act to give any form of legal advice if you are not a registered Australian Legal Practitioner. It is not enough to have a law degree or […]

Foraging further for fewer funds

Foraging further for fewer funds

Posted Posted in Queensland Law Society Proctor Magazine

with Christine Smyth Australia is increasingly accused of having a ‘blame and claim culture’, with some asserting that it is probably second only to the United States when it comes to our penchant for litigation. 1 Following this theme, it seems succession law is a fresh field for those foraging for fortune. Mason v Shepherd & Bell [2018] QDC 278 (Mason) is […]