It’s back to the future

It’s back to the future

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 not, make a binding death […]

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Why see a Solicitor for your Will?

Why see a Solicitor for your Will?

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 wills and are usually attuned […]

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