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Altering your Will on the way to the Altar

Recently, the Supreme Court had to consider what a Will ‘made in contemplation of marriage’ means. The Case Re Estate Grant, Deceased [2018] NSWSC 1031 Click this link to view the whole judgement:  http://www.austlii.edu.au/cgi-bin/viewdoc/au/cases/nsw/NSWSC/2018/1031.html The Facts The deceased was married to his first wife between 1989 to November 2013. The deceased had two biological children, and became a doting step-father to his first wife’s children. The deceased began an on/off extra-marital relationship with a co-worker, with whom he officially commenced a de facto relationship after he separated from his first […]

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Demerit Point Licence Suspension

Certain traffic offences carry demerit points such as disobeying traffic signs or other road rules, or driving a defective vehicle. Double demerits will apply to any speeding, seat belt, helmet or mobile phone offence if you are caught during a double demerit period. Your licence will be suspended if you exceed the number of demerit points allowed for your licence within a 3 year period. The demerit point limits are: Unrestricted licence – 13 points Professional driver – 14 points Provisional P2 licence – 7 points Provisional P1 licence – […]

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Weathervaning Developer's Crane

Injunction Granted to Stop Trespass by Developer’s Crane

A recent case in the Victorian Supreme Court discussed the extent of a landowner’s right to possession of airspace above their land. The Case The plaintiffs owned a property next to a development site on which there was a four storey apartment block being constructed by the developer. The construction work required the use of an overhead crane. When not in operation the ‘arm jib’, or arm of the crane, was overhanging the plaintiff’s property as it needed to “weathervane” by swinging freely in the wind. No building material was […]

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UNREGISTERED FIREARM? HAND IT IN NOW TO AVOID PENALTY

From 1 July 2017 to 30 September 2017, individuals who have an unregistered firearm or firearm-related item in their possession – for whatever reason – can legally dispose of it without penalty. You may also be eligible to sell your firearm to a dealer. The purpose of the amnesty is to improve public safety by reducing the number of unregistered firearms in Australia. The minister has said that the amnesty “is as much about giving a family a chance to get rid of an old heirloom as it is about […]

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Duffy Elliott Lawyers Biggest Morning Tea

On 25 May Duffy Elliott Lawyers participated in the Australia’s Biggest Morning Tea raising $900 for the Cancer Council NSW. Duffy Elliott Lawyers would like to thank everyone who attended and supported the morning tea, in particular The Little Big Dairy Co who kindly donated all the milk, cream and flavoured milk. For more photos and a short video from Samara, one of the organisers of the morning tea, see the Daily Liberal article.

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