By |October 13th, 2016|




When preparing contracts in relation to the engagement of a worker it is important to determine whether the worker is an employee or an independent contractor. There are important differences in your obligations to the worker depending on the worker’s status.

Over […]

By |October 13th, 2016|

If you answer yes to most of these questions, it is likely that the worker is an independent contractor:
 Does the worker decide how and where the work is performed?
 Does the worker decide when the work is performed?
 Does the worker bear the cost of delay if deadlines are not met?
 Can the […]

You don’t know what you don’t know

By |August 10th, 2016|


You don’t know what you don’t know, until it is too late!
“You don’t know what you don’t know son”, the immortal words of a bespectacled, older and greyer colleague of mine when I lamented what I saw as the stupidity of the predicament of a client of mine in my very early years as […]

DIY Wills = Potential Long Term Problems

By |June 1st, 2016|

Do it yourself “legal” Wills (“DIY Wills”) have been available for some time. They have potentially catastrophic effects and in short are incredibly dangerous. Whilst this article may seem self serving I would like to note from the outset that I am not for one minute saying that I am the only lawyer who […]

Legal Travel Check List

By |May 16th, 2016|

If you’re thinking of heading overseas there are a few legal things you should be mindful of before you go.
So we’ve put together a handy Legal Travel Check List to help you out.

If you’d like help ensuring your legal affairs are in order before you embark on your next overseas trip […]

Estate Planning & Self Managed Superannuation Funds: Is it covered by my Will?

By |April 8th, 2016|

The proceeds of your Self Managed Superannuation Fund (SMSF) and Family Trust do not form part of your estate. They are held by the trustees of the fund on behalf of the beneficiaries, in the case of the SMSF the members of the fund, generally you.That said, depending on the terms of the SMSF […]