Estate planning and contesting a will during Sydney’s COVID lockdown

Changed circumstances?   It’s patently obvious that circumstances around the world and in Australia have been significantly altered during this COVID pandemic.   The Greater Sydney region…

Casual employees’ right to be moved to permanent employment

Permanent or casual? Permanent employment may be either full-time or part-time.  A permanent full-time employee will: Work a minimum of 38 hours per week Have leave entitlements, including annual…

Surcharge Purchaser Duty – Who? Me?

Written by Special Counsel Leigh Adams, Accredited Specialist Business Lawyer  Many purchasers are still getting tied up by these provisions. What are they? The provisions mean that on top of the…

Family Law during Lockdown

Sydney and Greater NSW is experiencing déjà vu with the resurgence of the COVID-19 restrictions. The current restrictions in NSW are the toughest we have seen over the entire pandemic.   For…

Top things that go wrong when entering into a franchise agreement

Buying a franchise of a successful business can be an exciting and lucrative option for making a living. However, it is important to do your research before investing in any franchise as franchise…

I lost my inheritance because of no binding death benefit nomination

 My Will lays it all out, doesn’t it?  No doubt you have been very specific in writing your Will, so that your legal representative upon your death—your executor—has very clear instructions on how…