THE COST OF CUTTING CORNERS TAKING WILL INSTRUCTIONS – LEGAL SERVICES DISCIPLINARY FINDING

QLS Proctor – THE COST OF CUTTING CORNERS TAKING WILL INSTRUCTIONS – LEGAL SERVICES DISCIPLINARY FINDING

Posted Posted in Queensland Law Society Proctor Magazine

The decision of Legal Services Commissioner v Ronald Aubrey Lawson (LCR v Lawson)[1] is sad, because it involves a practitioner of decades standing with no prior disciplinary matters who is now at the end of his career with a blemished record. Clients frequently ask why legal advice is so expensive, and why do lawyers have […]

I AM CURIOUS - WHY?

I AM CURIOUS – WHY?

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I AM CURIOUS – Why is it still the case some sectors of our community see elder abuse in the same terms we once saw domestic violence as a “family matter”. Queensland has criminal laws for this type of wrong doing:- In R v Naidu [2008] QCA 130 financial abuse was prosecuted as fraud. In […]

PODCAST SERIES - Coming Soon!

PODCAST SERIES – Coming Soon!

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Do you have questions about wills, inheritance, or enduring powers of attorney? Then tune in next Tuesday for our podcast with ABC Radio Southern Queensland where our expert Christine Smyth discusses enduring powers of attorney, the pros and cons of Will-Kits, post-it-note Wills, as well as estate challenges and administration matters.

7th Deadliest Sin - No Power of Attorney

7th Deadliest Sin – No Power of Attorney

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With recent significant amendments to the QLD Powers of Attorney Act, this is a timely article about preparing for retirement and the critical role a professionally crafted Power of Attorney can make to your retirement plans. There are critical changes to the definitions of conflict transactions and the law of ademption. If you have left […]

PODCAST 3: Post-It-Note Will

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Christine Smyth talks with David Liffe ABC radio about wills, powers of attorney, inheritance and elder law issues. In this episode Christine Smyth discusses informal wills with a focus on the recent decision where a post it note was found to be a will and how that could be possible. Christine also discusses the many […]

RADIO INTERVIEW – ABC Radio Brisbane interviews our Christine Smyth about inheritance, wills and elder law

RADIO INTERVIEW – ABC Radio Brisbane interviews our Christine Smyth about inheritance, wills and elder law

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ABC RADIO – Christine Smyth joins ABC radio host Bill McDonald in answering callers questions on all things related to Wills, Estate Administration, Powers of Attorney and general law concerns. Should you have any questions relating to your own will, power of attorney or inheritance, please call on our expertise on (07) 55 294 548. […]