Christine Smyth speaks to ABC News about concerns raised over the practices of the Public Trustee in Queensland – particularly around its fees and charges for administering the affairs of disadvantaged Queenslanders. To read see this link: https://www.abc.net.au/news/2021-02-24/queensland-public-trustee-accused-of-profiting-off-people/13183638
“Appreciation is a wonderful thing. It makes what is excellent in others belong to us all” – Voltaire Thanks to my dear colleague Zinta Harris for your kindness in sending me this lovely gift and for your kind thoughts expressed. Our profession is very much better for the excellence of character you bring to it.
An Advance Health Directive (AHD) is a type of power of attorney. When you experience a serious medical event it assists decision makers in determining as what your wishes are as to what treatments you receive, should the circumstances become life threatening. This article on CPR thoughtfully discusses the pros and cons of the possible […]
“A promise made is a debt unpaid”1 I once acted for a person whose initial query came to me because they wanted to challenge a will. No surprises there! However, it was not a will matter at all. Why? All relevant parties were alive, including the testator. The claim was along these lines: A promise […]
The attached article reports on South Australia’s review of their powers of attorney legislation, a reflection of our ageing population and the necessity to address an increase in elder abuse. Queensland recently underwent a similar process. Legislative initiatives are a step in the right direction, but what has persistently concerned me about the approach of […]