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2018

The role of the Enduring Power of Attorney in relation to binding death benefit nominations

By: Cath Champion
13 December 2018

This article explores the role of the enduring power of attorney to effectively make a binding death benefit nomination after a member of a self-managed superannuation fu...

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Medical practice structuring and home ownership

By: Antony Harrison
22 November 2018

Structuring your medical practice to protect the family home Are you a medical practitioner? Trading as a trust may be the best way to minimise your personal exposure in

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The power of appointment of trusts

By: Wesley Hill
17 April 2018

A recent case involving a prominent South Australian wine-making family highlighted the importance of making sure that control of a trust following the death of the appoi...

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Development Approval – enforcement orders

By: Mahoneys
23 March 2018

In Pike v Tighe [2018] HCA 9 (14 March 2018) the High Court held that the Development Approval condition attaches to the land and binds the owner, the owner’s succes...

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2017

Off the plan – off the boil?

By: John Mahoney
24 August 2017

With the huge number of new unit projects coming on line in the past couple of years, and more following, there have been many significant off the plan management rights

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When a deposit is paid by electronic transfer, when is it legally considered ‘paid’?

By: John Mahoney
12 July 2017

The District Court recently had to consider if a deposit payable under a house sale contract was paid on the due date. In this situation, the deposit was electronically t...

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Buyer beware: the definition of a ‘foreign person’ goes further than we think for duty and land tax purposes...

By: Antony Harrison
23 March 2017

You may have heard that some states in Australia have introduced a duty and/or land tax surcharge for foreign persons buying residential land. What do we mean by resident...

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2016

Bankruptcy and inheritance: who gets what and what you can do about it

By: Mahoneys
12 September 2016

The potential for bankruptcy to affect a beneficiary under a deceased estate poses significant problems for inter-generational wealth planning. When a beneficiary to a de...

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Compliance deadlines loom for SMSF’s as 30 June approaches

By: Mahoneys
19 May 2016

by Marek Reardon – Special Counsel The approach of 30 June heralds an increase in activity in business compliance activity in many industry sectors. None more so

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