Indirect Inheritance

In a recent decision of the Public Trustee WA v Mack, Master Sanderson of the Supreme Court of Western Australia considered the unusual question of whether an individual (“A”) is entitled to inherit from the estate of another person (“B”) where …

Elder Financial Abuse Early – Inheritance Syndrome

Elder abuse is defined as “any act which causes harm to an elder person and occurs within an informal relationship of trusts, such as family or friends”.  This abuse can take many forms and may be financial, emotional or psychological, social, …

Revenge Porn Laws Passed in WA Parliament

On the 19th February, The Criminal Law Amendment (Intimate Images) Bill 2018 was passed making the non-consensual distribution of intimate images a form of image-based sexual abuse. According to the WA Attorney General Mr J.R. Quigley: “Despite the impression created by …

World Elder Abuse Awareness Day

June 15 is the United Nations internationally recognised World Elder Abuse Awareness Day.  With an increasingly aging population elder abuse is predicted to increase and although much elder abuse goes unreported the World Health Organisation estimates that 15.7% of people who are …

Beware of the Comments Made to Your Social Media Posting

THE VOLLER CASE The recent case of Voller v Nationwide News Pty Ltd; Voller v Fairfax Media Publications Pty Ltd; Voller v Australian News Channel Pty Ltd [2019] NSWSC 766 in the Supreme Court of New South Wales has held that media companies …

When Can An Insurer Refuse a Claim

Section 54 of the insurance contracts act 1984 (Cth) can be used to restrict an insurer from rejecting a claim. What are the limits of Section 54? Section 54 of the Insurance Contracts Act 1984 (Cth) provides that an insurer may …

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