Family Wealth & Business Succession

Update: Creating or changing a will or power of attorney during the COVID-19 pandemic

Phillip Hewitt 29/09/2020

Earlier this year we wrote an article about legislation which temporarily allows remote witnessing of documents which would otherwise need to be witnessed in the physical presence of a signatory. This legislation will continue to be in force until 26 March 2021.

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Corporate and Commercial

Update: Insolvency Safe Harbour - Update for Directors

James Stevenson 07/09/2020

Important update to our previous article titled 'Insolvency Safe Harbour - Update for Directors' dated 26 August 2020.

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Corporate and Commercial

Time to review your terms and conditions in preparation for upcoming change to Australian Consumer Law

Richard Suters 26/08/2020

From July 2021, the definition of “consumer” in the Australian Consumer Law will be significantly broadened. Suppliers of goods or services should consider the implications of the change and otherwise take the opportunity to review their terms and conditions of supply.

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Corporate and Commercial

Insolvency Safe Harbour - Update for Directors

James Stevenson 26/08/2020

A must read for directors: James Stevenson, Consultant provides a useful update to directors as the date that temporary insolvent trading protections will end looms.

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Family Wealth & Business Succession

Changes to the application of foreign surcharges on testamentary trusts

Phillip Hewitt 26/08/2020

From 1 January 2021, trustees of testamentary discretionary trusts may be subject to surcharges on residential land in New South Wales owned or acquired by the trust. In this article, our Estate Planning specialist, Phillip Hewitt, explains what you need to know about this recent law reform.

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