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Posted on 25 Mar 2019

New legislation with respect to the taking of Affidavits and Statutory Declarations

The Oaths and Affirmations Act 2018 (VIC) has come into operation and makes practical changes to the law and simplifies the requirements for the taking of Affidavits. Until now there have been quite formal…

Posted on 25 Mar 2019

Deceased Estates. What “rights” does a beneficiary under a Will have?

Not infrequently, beneficiaries can feel that they are being kept in the dark as an executor administers the Estate. Thus the question “what are my rights?”. Where a deceased has left a Will and…

Posted on 5 Dec 2018

Can I terminate an employee’s employment once they’ve made false allegations of workplace bullying?

“We have here a classic example of a disgruntled and disaffected employee whose own behaviour was in question deflecting attention from their behaviour by making false allegations against others.” In the case of Ms…

Posted on 28 Nov 2018

“Once more unto the Breach”: Review of the Eligible Data Breach Scheme

New legislation requires entities with an annual turnover of $3 million or more, or who provide health services or store health records, to take positive steps to determine whether a data breach has or…

Posted on 3 Jul 2018

ED Black Charitable Trust

The late Ernest Donald Black (in 1974), in association with Nevett Ford Lawyers established a charitable trust. Mr Black’s generosity meant that the whole of his estate on his death constituted the trust funds….

Posted on 1 Jul 2018

Superannuation Borrowings in an SMSF

[et_pb_section bb_built=”1″][et_pb_row][et_pb_column type=”4_4″][et_pb_text _builder_version=”3.5.1″] There has been much talk in the press recently about the ability of Self Managed Superannuation Funds to borrow. You would be excused from thinking that radical changes had been…

Posted on 1 Jun 2018

GST Withholding – new residential premises or potential residential land

Changes have been made to the GST Laws which will require purchasers of new residential premises or subdivisions of potential residential land to withhold at settlement an amount for GST and remit it to…

Posted on 4 May 2018

Conveyancing Information for Sellers

It is our role to safeguard your interests throughout the Conveyancing process.  From your first decision to sell your property right through to completion, it is important that you consult us at each stage…

Posted on 4 May 2018

Conveyancing Information for Buyers

Conveyancing involves a number of processes, some quite complex.  They include: Obtaining finance The Contract Payment of deposit Title check Planning and other checks Insurance Settlement Post settlement A number of questions commonly arise….

Posted on 4 May 2018

Due Diligence Checklist

Consumer Affairs Victoria Click here to view   Author: Cathy Drake