Financial abuse and forfeiture

The extension of the forfeiture rule to cases of abuse against the vulnerable and elderly, as has been done elsewhere, may deter abusive behaviour. By…

Wills and estates: August 2018

Reporting and analysisof the latest judgments and news in wills & estates and elder law. By DARRYL BROWNE.

Wills and estates: June 2018

Reporting and analysis of the latest judgments and news in wills & estates and elder law. By DARRYL BROWNE.

Wills and estates: April 2018

Reporting and analysis of the latest judgments and news in wills & estates and elder law. By DARRYL BROWNE.

Wills and estates: March 2018

Reporting and analysis of the latest judgments and news in wills & estates and elder law. By DARRYL BROWNE.

Avoiding elder financial abuse: safeguards solicitors should have in place

The Law Reform Commission’s report, Elder Abuse – A National Response, recommends safeguards to minimise risk of abuse in cases of ‘enduring appointments’. By DARRYL…

Transactions involving enduring powers of attorney

Solicitors play an important role in safeguarding against elder abuse. By JEN MCMILLAN.

Elder abuse: time for a national legal response

The issue of elder abuse in the context of pressure to make or change wills was one of the many topics considered by the ALRC…

Wills and estates: August 2017

Reporting and analysis of the latest judgments and news in wills & estates and elder law. By DARRYL BROWNE.

Elder abuse: a national legal response

The Australian Law Reform Commission’s Report, Elder Abuse – A National Legal Response, included 43 recommendations for law reform which aim to achieve a nationally…