Death and Taxes Are Still With Us

Even with the spectacular advances by medical science over recent decades, we human beings are susceptible to the passage of time and the effects of events beyond our control. Ultimately, we will all move on to the next world. I think it fair to say that Australians are amongst the most pressured and hard working [...]

By |2018-12-14T11:09:25+00:00July 18th, 2014|Blog|0 Comments

Are Parents Liable for the Sins of Their Children?

What happens when a child takes Mum or Dad’s car for a joyride, loses control and crashes into another parked car, premises or person?  Can the child’s parents be held responsible for his or her actions? The High Court has examined the question of liability of minors and the “vicarious” liability of their parents. The [...]

By |2018-12-14T11:16:03+00:00July 18th, 2014|Blog|0 Comments

Highest Awarded Asbestos Case in WA History

Background The plaintiff was diagnosed with mesothelioma in 2009. He alleged that he was exposed to asbestos dust during his childhood visits to a miniature railway located in the grounds of an orphanage. The plaintiff visited the site about six times with his parents in the 1970’s when he was four years old and played [...]

By |2018-12-14T11:15:58+00:00July 2nd, 2014|Blog|0 Comments

Who Has Control Over My Body When I Die?

The majority of people give little thought to what happens after they have passed. However, it is important to be aware of what may follow during the days after your death. If you have a valid will… The person you appoint in your will as executor of your estate has the discretion as to how [...]

By |2018-12-14T11:16:49+00:00July 2nd, 2014|Blog|0 Comments

What Happens to My Super When I Die?

Do you know the answer to this question? A large number of people don’t, even though it is essential to know the answer in the context of your overall deceased estate planning. If you have worked in Australia you should have a superannuation account, in which case the below article is relevant to you. Most [...]

By |2018-12-14T11:17:00+00:00July 2nd, 2014|Blog|0 Comments