Herding cats

Herding cats

Posted Posted in Queensland Law Society Proctor Magazine

Dealing with recalcitrant executors and double probate 1 11,167 probate lodgments were filed in Queensland in 2017-18. 2 This was a 4.5% increase on the prior financial year, and a 21% increase over the last five years. 3 Along with this there is an inevitable increase in matters being referred to the court involving disputes as to whom a grant might issue. While […]

FINDING THE RIGHT DISPUTE RESOLUTION SOLICITOR– Sorting the Wheat from the Chaff

FINDING THE RIGHT DISPUTE RESOLUTION SOLICITOR– Sorting the Wheat from the Chaff

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With over 71 000 solicitors in Australia, finding legal representation can be an overwhelming task. This is particularly the case for dispute matters.  Why? Because dispute resolution is not just a commercial decision, it is personal! Let’s be frank, all lawyers have a law degree, all qualified lawyers are admitted to practice in the court, what makes the […]

Nursing home collapse

Nursing home collapse

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The extraordinary collapse of a Gold Coast Aged Care facility raises many concerns and questions around the supervision of private aged care providers, especially in the wake of the aged care inquiry. Questions are being raised as to how the facility could suddenly close without warning. Christine Smyth discusses with ABC Radio Drive Matt Webber […]

Voluntary Assisted Dying Debate

Voluntary Assisted Dying Debate

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Voluntary Assisted Dying Debate –  Christine Smyth, Queensland Law Society Accredited Specialist Succession Law, interviewed on Brisbane ABC Radio about Queensland Government enquiry into Voluntary Assisted Dying Laws.  To call on our expertise call us on 22 294 548. Listen here for the interview:

QLS Gold Coast Symposium

QLS Gold Coast Symposium

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On Friday 7 June 2019 our Consultant and Accredited Specialist Christine Smyth and Family Law Solicitors, Linda Miller and Sarah Galvin, attended the QLS Gold Coast Symposium. Our Linda Miller was lucky enough to make an appearance in this months QLS members magazine Proctor attending the event!

Fake friends find a flaw

Fake friends find a flaw

Posted Posted in Queensland Law Society Proctor Magazine

New power of attorney laws may offer a loophole What makes a ‘real friend’? The ordinary Macquarie International English Dictionary 1  defines friend as “…somebody emotionally close, somebody who trusts and is fond of another”.2 But we are in the new millennium, and the term ‘friend’ takes on many forms, 3  to such an extent that being a ‘friend’ is now a popular paid service in certain […]