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Trusts - Unintended beneficiaries and a changing family dynamic

Australia - November 20 2022 It is common for discretionary trusts to be established for the benefit of a family. A discretionary trust is a popular structure, especially for…

Re Owies - Where does it leave trustees when exercising a discretion?

Australia - August 2 2022 A discretionary family trust generally gives a trustee discretion to distribute the income or capital for the benefit of one or more beneficiaries at…

Lisa George, Jessica Seferis, Kimi Shah

‘Without Prejudice’ - What does it mean and when should I use it?

Australia - June 21 2022 Broadly speaking, ‘without prejudice’ communications are inadmissible (meaning they cannot be provided to a court) so long as they contain a genuine…

William Johnson, Heather Richardson

More time for financially stressed individuals and companies

Australia - September 7 2020 The Federal Government will extend the temporary relief measures for financially distressed individuals and businesses to 31 December 2020. The…

CERPO Act - Insolvency relief and room to breathe

Australia - March 26 2020 The new Coronavirus Economic Response Package Omnibus Act 2020 (Cth) (CERPO Act) provides support to businesses and individuals suffering financial…