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How to prevent a Will dispute between siblings

Unfortunately, in the wake of a loved one’s passing, the time for mourning is shared with the complicated process of finalising their estate. This process can cause tensions to arise between family members, especially children, in relation to shares of the inheritance.     As a parent, it is important to have a Will in… Read More

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Contesting a Grant of Probate

What is a grant of probate? A grant of probate is a legal document issued by the Supreme Court that validates a recently deceased person’s Will. The document certifies that the testator (the person who made the Will) has passed away and created a valid Will. It also authorises the named executor/s to distribute the… Read More

Can employees be monitored while working from home?

Can employees be monitored while working from home?

A research paper published by the Australian Government Productivity Commission (‘AGPC’) reveals how the rise in employees working from home (‘WFH’) has resulted in a major shift in workplace relations. Though stay-at-home orders are no longer in force, the number of employees continuing to work from home is much higher than it was prior to… Read More

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Pros and cons of a trust business structure

There are a variety of structures a business can operate under. These structures include sole trader, partnership, company and trust. A business’s structure is dependent on its growth prospects, the number of members and owners and the potential liability of key members of the business. An often complex and misunderstood business structure is a trust…. Read More

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Potential defamation lawsuit against ChatGPT

In a ground-breaking legal development, Brian Hood – the mayor of Hepburn Shire in Victoria – declared that he is preparing to file the world’s first defamation lawsuit against the artificial intelligence (AI) program ChatGPT. Hood alleges that ChatGPT has “falsely named him as being involved in a foreign bribery scandal,” which is a claim… Read More