A family provision application is an application filed with the District or Supreme Court of Queensland by an eligible person seeking further and better provision from the estate of a deceased person. There are circumstances where sometimes individuals are left out of a will, or perhaps did not receive an adequate portion of the deceased’s estate at the time of the deceased passing.
The decision to provide a personal guarantee is a serious commitment, and if you have not received adequate legal advice with respect to the transaction, you are at risk of becoming liable for the same obligations imposed upon the borrower under a financial agreement.
The Civil Law and Justice Legislation Amendment Bill 2018 (Cth) changes the date on which legal documents sent by post are presumed to have been received.
From 1 August 2018, all employees under an industry and occupation award will be entitled to take five days unpaid leave to deal with the impact of family and domestic violence.
On 19 October 2017 a groundbreaking Bill was introduced to Federal Parliament that, if passed, would see significant changes to existing bankruptcy law.
Two significant legislative amendments to Australian competition law have passed Parliament following recommendations from the 2015 Harper Competition Policy Review.
The Federal Government’s plans to give Australians the right to vote on legalising same-sex marriage has changed from a compulsory plebiscite to a voluntary postal survey. Find out what this change means for marriage equality in Australia.
In May 2017, the Queensland Government announced a three-month inquiry into the towing industry and the removal of parked vehicles from publicly accessible private carparks and private roads that are not currently covered by the existing legislation. This article outlines the law as it currently stands in Queensland.
The Forge decision has provided direction on how to determine whether a lease is not a PPS lease under section 13(2) of the Personal Property Securities Act 2009 (Cth) and what the court will take into account when determining a fixture.
Debt collection can be an uncomfortable process for all parties involved. It is therefore important for businesses to understand how to protect their interests and to minimise their exposure to bad debts and debtors.