The rise of financial elder abuse

A little bit of Leonard Cohen to start with? In 2005, 71-year-old Leonard Cohen sued his long-time business manager and friend for misappropriating some US$5 million from his accounts. The manager…

Terminating an employee on workers compensation – Updated advice

A perfect world  In a perfect world, or at least in the world of the workplace, employees would not be injured, or become incapacitated, or suffer work-related mental anxiety. But alas …  Despite…

Inheritance and Family Law – the complexities

An inheritance received by one person in a de facto relationship or marriage is not a protected asset. This means that the assets (be it money or property) that are received by one person or the…

As a director, what are my reporting obligations?

Being a Director of a company, large or small, comes with very specific responsibilities and obligations. While it is important to bring a compatible skill set to the business, it is also imperative…

Capital Gains Tax Liabilities in Family Law

How much can a koala bear?   The breakdown of a relationship, whether marriage or de facto, can be a stressful and complex time with myriad considerations and pressures.   At some stage in…

What is a Solvency Statement?

All care, no responsibility?… umm, not really!   It’s a fascinating cliché, albeit one with little truth most of the time.   It certainly does not apply to Company Directors, who need to…