Wills and estates: May 2019

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

Wills and estates: April 2019

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

Wills and estates: March 2019

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

Wills and estates: February 2019

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

Wills and estates: December 2018

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

Elder law: when trust may not be resulting

Parents advancing money to their children, or co-purchasing property with them, are on the legal back foot should those funds be needed later. By RICHARD…

Attorney-General launches national organisation to combat elder abuse

It’s a growing social epidemic that will affect almost one in 10 Australians over the age of 60. 

Retirement villages: a reality check

Despite recent bad publicity and superficial complexity, retirement villages are a simple proposition: they are relatively cheap to move into and stay in, and expensive…

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…

Death benefit nominations & substitute decision makers: ALRC Elder Abuse Report

In the Elder Abuse Report, the Australian Law Reform Commission recommended review of the authority of those holding enduring powers of attorney.