Often when there are multiple applicants in a further provision application (FPA), practitioners grapple with the question of whether to file in the District Court or the Supreme Court. This is because of the question of whether to apply the monetary jurisdiction in respect of the total value of the estate or the total value […]
One argument that is often thrown up against digitisation is criminal activity, especially when it comes to legal process. The attached article reports on Pakistan’s response to that concern, in the probate process. When Covid infiltrated our lives and upended everyday work processes, practices and procedures, we all quickly learned just how much we could […]
A criminal law colleague reckons that no one has ever heard of great succession law movies but everyone has a great criminal law movie. I say, he hasn’t seen: The Grand Hotel Budapest; The Tichborne Claimant; and The descendants (great soundtrack). To help me out to finish (and win this debate) what are your suggestions?
This article reports on a recent study investigating the attributes of people who hear the dead. It seems there is no room for selective hearing with this affliction. As for the sample size and the research process, there is not much I can say, that the article and the study don’t reveal for themselves. https://www.studyfinds.org/how-do-people-hear-dead-scientists-reveal-why-some-have-sixth-sense/
Remember the Tom Hanks movie – #Terminal ? The attached article echoes that movie in reporting on the troubles of a person declared legally dead. This French woman is experiencing many significant problems as a result of such a declaration, and she has sought the help of a lawyer. It had me wondering? If a […]
2019 Qld recorded 33,1901 deaths, but in 2020 the numbers started to fall. This morning I was reading Alan Kohler’s column on “reasons to feel optimistic about 2021” in which he cites Australia’s low Covid-19 numbers as a positive. Interestingly, the attached ABC article reports on another positive from our low Covid-19 numbers – lower […]
Sea shanties – my husband has a thing for them and according to a recent twitter craze, so do a significant number of others. So, I was fascinated to read this article about a study which found sad songs are subjective. That is, the emotions certain songs elicit is significantly influenced by culture. This interested […]
Perhaps it is the history, or the personal stories that sit behind them, I have always found cemeteries fascinating to visit. To me they are pleasant places to meander with the plaques on the gravestones akin to the opening paragraph to the story of a life lived in another time. The short descriptions fuel my […]