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Filling the Void – Duties of the Fiduciary

The Federal Court has made some helpful comments about the application of the voidable transaction rules under the Corporations Act in the recent decision of Pearce v Gulmohar Pty Ltd [2017] FCA 660. Key elements for voidable transactions are whether…

The Balloon has Popped – No More Excessive Surcharges

Red Balloon has had to pay $43,200.00 in penalties after the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (“ACCC”) issued the first infringement notices for breaches of the new laws that ban excessive payment surcharges. The ACCC alleged that Red Balloon charged…

Unsent text – but message received loud and clear

There has been much media attention given to the Supreme Court of Queensland decision[1] regarding an unsent text message being held to be a valid will. The deceased had tragically taken his own life late last year. He was survived…

The Changing Face of Abuse

As a result of a recent public awareness campaign, you may have noticed lately the term ‘elder abuse’ being thrown around on TV or the radio. This term was thrust into the spotlight as a result of the ‘Not Now…