ELDER ABUSE NOW A STAND ALONE CRIME IN THE ACT

ELDER ABUSE NOW A STAND ALONE CRIME IN THE ACT

Posted Posted in Blog

In the wake of the revelations about institutional abuse of vulnerable people and elder abuse generally the ACT has now enacted specific crimes related to  the treatment of vulnerable people, through the enactment of the:- Crimes (Offences Against Vulnerable People) Legislation Amendment Act 2020 amend  the Crimes Act 1900 (ACT). In effect this legislation deems a person and/or […]

The perils of litigating, not mitigating

The perils of litigating, not mitigating

Posted Posted in Queensland Law Society Proctor Magazine

When it comes to litigating deceased estates, it seems we’re a close second to New South Wales,1 with “1 estate contested per 104,953 persons” annually in Queensland.2 Sadly, adult children of the deceased make up the largest cohort of estate litigants,3 with “enmities and allegiances”4 fuelling disputes. Litigation of any kind is costly; however, in estate matters, litigation […]