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  • Can a Child, Unborn When the Parent Dies, Still Inherit?

    16 NOVEMBER 2021 WILLS & ESTATE PLANNING ESTATE DISPUTES PROBATE & DECEASED ESTATES

    In a recent case a husband and wife were trying to have children by IVF. Five embryos were produced. One of the embryos was successfully implanted and the wife gave birth to a child. The remaining four embryos were frozen. Read more

  • Man Loses Over $150,000 Due to Misunderstanding a Contract Term!

    19 OCTOBER 2021

    In a recent Supreme Court case a man negotiated to purchase a property. It was agreed that the deposit was to be paid in two installments. Therefore, the contract included a clause that specified that the first installment was payable on exchange of contracts, and the second installment was to be paid "on the 4th month after the contract date". Read more

  • Will Your Executor Be Able to Find Your Assets?

    22 SEPTEMBER 2021 WILLS & ESTATE PLANNING ESTATE DISPUTES PROBATE & DECEASED ESTATES

    As our lives increasingly move to “online digital platforms”, it is becoming more important to help your executor access your “digital assets” after you die. Digital assets include social media accounts, shopping accounts, bank or investment account details, entertainment collections, gambling accounts, and the like. Read more

  • Grandfather Ordered to Spend Less Time With Grandson!

    19 AUGUST 2021 FAMILY LAW & DE FACTO RELATIONSHIPS

    There was a man and woman who married and had a child. When the child was two years old, the mother and father decided to divorce. Their behaviour during the divorce was respectful. The period after the divorce was described as “harmonious”. It appeared as though the divorce had gone smoothly, and all parties could start their new lives. Read more

  • Could You be Liable for the Risks of an Intruder?

    13 JULY 2021 COMMERCIAL & BUSINESS LAW LITIGATION & DISPUTE RESOLUTION

    In a recent case, a landlord owned and operated a large shopping centre. The landlord engaged a security company to provide security for the premises. This security company sub-contracted the responsibilities to another security company who employed a man to guard the shopping centre. This man was made familiar with various manuals which covered his role and outlined responses to specific incidents like armed persons and robberies. Read more

  • 5 Health and Safety Obligations Employers Must Maintain for Employees Working From Home

    08 JULY 2021

    Here are 5 things your business needs to know about its health and safety obligations to employees working from home: Read more

  • How to Spot a Phoenix Business!

    15 JUNE 2021

    The last thing you need is for your business to do business with a “phoenix business”. Read more

  • Our Own Fidan Shevket Finalist for Family Law Partner of the Year

    15 JUNE 2021 FAMILY LAW & DE FACTO RELATIONSHIPS

    Fidan Shevket of Fox & Staniland Lawyers is the only lawyer in Sydney’s North Shore to have been named as a finalist in the category of Family Law Partner of the Year at the Lawyers Weekly Partner of the Year Awards 2021. Read more

  • Why you should prepare a clear written agreement

    01 JUNE 2021 COMMERCIAL & BUSINESS LAW LITIGATION & DISPUTE RESOLUTION

    Not having a properly drafted contract is risky, particularly when the good faith on which the relationship was built disappears, and the relationship ends. That is when a clear and concise written agreement, which sets out the rights and obligations of the parties, is invaluable. Read more

  • Using Secret Recordings as Evidence? Think again!

    11 MAY 2021 LITIGATION & DISPUTE RESOLUTION FAMILY LAW & DE FACTO RELATIONSHIPS

    In a recent case a husband and wife had two young children. The husband and wife separated. During the process of separation, the husband and wife began a long dispute over parenting. Following a serious motorbiking accident the husband was hospitalised for three months and the children stayed with the mother the whole time. Read more