Further provision application clarifies limits to District Court monetary jurisdiction

Further provision application clarifies limits to District Court monetary jurisdiction

Posted Posted in Queensland Law Society Proctor Magazine

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 […]

PM launches online inheritance system

Pakistan, Probate & Preventing Crime

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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 […]

"Study Finds" - Do you hear dead people?

“Study Finds” – Do you hear dead people?

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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/

Data & Death – now for the good news.

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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 […]

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Graves, Greatness and Good Yarns

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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 […]