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Queensland Property Contracts – Lockdown Makes No Difference

Queensland Property Contracts – Lockdown Makes No Difference

Picture this: it’s Saturday evening. You are waiting nervously next to your phone with a glass of wine to take the edge off; waiting anxiously, after seeing your dream home at an inspection that morning. Why so serious? You have submitted an intention to make an offer...

The Voluntary Assisted Dying Bill 2021 passed by Queensland Parliament

The Voluntary Assisted Dying Bill 2021 passed by Queensland Parliament

Finally the Voluntary Assisted Dying Act (VAD) has come into force in Queensland after much debate and news coverage. But when does it start and what does it allow? The commencement date for the legislation is important because it excuses medical practitioners from...

Key functions of an Agreement to Lease and its enforceability

Key functions of an Agreement to Lease and its enforceability

From both the perspective of a potential Landlord or a tenant, an Agreement to Lease is often an important document that can highlight key points that are in agreement, prior to a Lease being prepared. If done correctly, it can reduce the points of negotiation or...

Doyle’s Guide – Rising Star

Doyle’s Guide – Rising Star

Perspective Law are delighted to announce that our Senior Associate, Lauren Nolan, has been recognised as a rising star in the Doyle’s Guide List for Wills and Estates for 2021.

Doyle’s Guide

Doyle’s Guide

We have some exciting news! Our Director, Tony Crilly, has been recommended in the Doyle’s Guide list of Leading Wills, Estates & Succession Planning Lawyer Rankings for 2021.

When to update your Estate Plan

When to update your Estate Plan

23 August 2021 to 29 August 2021 is ‘Wills Week’ and a timely reminder to anyone who needs to update their estate plan.  1. What documents are included in my estate plan? Your estate plan includes more than just your Will.  It also includes: Enduring Power of Attorney...

Queensland REIQ Contracts – Never Simple

Queensland REIQ Contracts – Never Simple

Now a “Who’s Who” in the contract clause “zoo” would be incomplete without a quick coverage of the other big addition to most residential sale contracts. The “peas” to the finance conditions metaphorical “carrots” if you will. Of course, I am referring to the Building...

PEXA: 101 And Why It Matters To Me

PEXA: 101 And Why It Matters To Me

You may have heard of the term “PEXA” hovering in recent news or in the Australian Financial Review, specifically as the PEXA Group Ltd went public in an IPO on 1 July 2021. So, what exactly is PEXA, how does it work, and why does it matter to you where you are...

Perspective Law has some exciting new announcements to make…

Perspective Law has some exciting new announcements to make…

We are so thrilled to welcome Katherine Blood and Jake Cho to our team! Katherine has worked in the legal and professional services industry for over 10 years, including extensive work in the property area as a solicitor. Katherine ensures her advice and...

More Changes -Six member SMSFs

More Changes -Six member SMSFs

As we have come to expect, the federal Government has enacted further changes to self managed super funds. From 1 July 2021 self-managed super funds (SMSF) are able to have up to six members.  Previously a maximum of four members were allowed.  The majority of funds...

Insurers – Claims for Business Interruption and Coronavirus

Insurers – Claims for Business Interruption and Coronavirus

We all hate to pay for the premiums, but insurance policies are a necessary element for managing business risk. We have taken a look at the regime regarding insurance and the effect on policies during Covid and found a surprising result. The unprecedented impact of...

Executors – Know Your Duties!

Executors – Know Your Duties!

One of the most important pieces of advice that a person should receive if appointed to act as executor in a Will, is that the duties of an executor in administering a deceased estate are onerous. The duties of an executor are set out in the legislation, case law and...

Company Loans and Record keeping – Where can it go wrong?

Company Loans and Record keeping – Where can it go wrong?

For many business owners, tax time is fraught with complexity and additional time spent searching for documents to give to the accountant. But what if we have not prepared our records for the company in the movement of cash out of the company accounts? Will there be...

Duties of a trustee – what must they do?

Duties of a trustee – what must they do?

Most people of heard of a Family Discretionary Trust or an Estate Trust known as a Testamentary Trust. But what of the obligations of the people appointed to manage the trust? Can there be risks of a claim if you fail to get it right? Indeed there are risks in failing...

Changes to Contracts – What will it cost you?

Changes to Contracts – What will it cost you?

In the excitement of signing a contract for a new property, what happens if you later realise you need to make a change to the terms of the contract and it has already been signed? What will it cost you to make this change? Why Amend a Contract? Before a contract can...

Blockchain Technology and Commercial Contracts – A New Way Forward

Blockchain Technology and Commercial Contracts – A New Way Forward

Blockchain and Commercial Contracts Many of our clients are familiar with the blockchain platform for property settlements called PEXA. This was created by the banks to ensure a cheaper more efficient way of having the existing mortgagee release their mortgage...

Tax and Duties of Executors and Trustees – Are you liable for tax?

Tax and Duties of Executors and Trustees – Are you liable for tax?

Executors and Trustees are personally liable for the tax assessable on a trust estate, so it is critical that they be absolutely sure the extent of that tax liability. But how can you be sure? What action can you take? What forms of application can you make, to ensure...

What happens to your super when you pass away?

What happens to your super when you pass away?

While this may seem like a morbid question for a Monday morning, dealing with your superannuation is an important part of estate planning. After all, your super funds may represent a sizeable portion of your asset pool when you pass away. However, unlike your other...

Estates- Tax, Super and the other stuff

Estates- Tax, Super and the other stuff

Managing a deceased estate is no easy feat for an Executor. If appointed to the task of collecting the deceased’s assets, like selling the main residence, shares, bank accounts, superannuation and other property, it can get complicated. There can be the additional...

Discretionary trusts – What happens to the assets held on death?

Discretionary trusts – What happens to the assets held on death?

Discretionary trusts are an incredibly valuable tool for structuring the affairs of your business, investments and family finances. These trusts allow the trustee to split the income of the trust assets between a family group. This has significant tax advantages as...

Maintain Value- Why we recommend Business Succession Agreements

Maintain Value- Why we recommend Business Succession Agreements

Where a business is run by multiple owners, it is important to secure the ongoing viability of the business in the event that one of the owners passes away or suffers from a critical injury, disability or illness. A Business Succession Agreement is a useful tool to...

Advance Health Directive – Benefits to you and your family?

Advance Health Directive – Benefits to you and your family?

Life is full of surprises and not everything goes according to plan. The one thing we treasure is the freedom to make a choice about our life including our health care. As distinct from an Enduring power of Attorney, it is important to plan ahead for the possibility...

Perspective Law are delighted to announce some exciting news…

Perspective Law are delighted to announce some exciting news…

The promotion of two of our wonderful employees as follows: Elizabeth Ulrick to AssociateLauren Nolan to Senior Associate We would like to extend a special congratulations to these hardworking women for their new positions. We appreciate all their contributions to the...

What is an Enduring Power of Attorney and why is it necessary?

What is an Enduring Power of Attorney and why is it necessary?

An Enduring Power of Attorney (‘EPA’) is a legal document that allows you to appoint one or more trusted individuals to make decisions about your financial and personal (including health) matters should you lose capacity to make these decisions on your own behalf. An...

Key Points to Selling Your Business

Key Points to Selling Your Business

What are the essential points to consider when thinking about selling your business if you’ve been approached? Consider the following major recommendations: It does not matter if you have one or a number of interested parties, these initial actions are critical in...

Sentimental, the law is not

Sentimental, the law is not

Happy New Year everyone, we hope that you and your family had an enjoyable break. 2020 was an incredible year which turned our lives upside down and altered our expectations forever. The threat of Covid 19 caused enormous stress to families, particularly to the...

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