It’s back to the future

It’s back to the future

Posted Posted in Queensland Law Society Proctor Magazine

Uncertainty returns to binding death benefit nominations. About this time last year, succession lawyers breathed a collective legal sigh of relief. Why? Because her Honour Bowskill J, through the decision of Re Naruamon Pty Ltd [2018] QSC 185, gave us a judicial Alka-Seltzer, easing our legal indigestion over the question of whether a power of attorney could, or could […]

Why see a Solicitor for your Will?

Why see a Solicitor for your Will?

Posted Posted in Blog

Hot off the press is the matter of Drivas v Jakopovic [2019] NSWCA 218 which has reaffirmed the principle that the weight given to a solicitors evidence about testamentary capacity is both valuable and significant. Quoting Young J in Re Cooks Estate “[a]n experienced solicitor or solicitor’s secretary gets used to dealing with people making […]