Queensland Law Society Media Release: Premier legal gathering in Queensland to feature leading presenters

Queensland Law Society’s annual Symposium will feature presenters including the Chief Justice of Queensland, Queensland’s Attorney-General, and internationally renowned criminal and human rights lawyer Rabia Siddique. QLS Symposium is an annual event held 18-19 March at the Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre, which focuses on connecting the Queensland legal profession, and providing […]

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Inspired appointment to Queensland’s District Court

Queensland Law Society has praised the State Government for its appointment of esteemed and highly respected silk David Kent to the Queensland District Court.

Society president Bill Potts and chief executive officer Amelia Hodge said Judge Kent QC was an inspired choice. They said Attorney-General and Minister for Justice Yvette D’Ath should be […]

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QLS looks forward to more judges in Queensland after Brandis confirms funding

Queensland Law Society has greeted with delight the Federal Government’s announcement of savings measures to allow extra funding to federal court operations – saying it was a great opportunity for the appointment to two desperately needed judges in Queensland.

Society president Bill Potts said the recent appointment of a Family Court […]

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WHAT IS A TESTAMENTARY TRUST?

A testamentary trust is a trust that is created by the terms of your Will rather than by way of a Trust Deed or an Order of a Court. There are a range of testamentary trusts that are able to be created by your Will.Testamentary trusts can enhance the value of the inheritance that […]

Co-ownership Disputes & Issues

Part 3 – Disputes and Issues arising out of Co-ownership of PropertyParties who buy property together should get a co-ownership agreement prepared for them by a competent solicitor because of all the issues that might arise between them from the date of purchase of the jointly owned property.The parties might have a disagreement about […]

Co-ownership Disputes

Part 2: Joint Tenancy or Tenancy in Common?To fully appreciate the various issues that could befall Bob and Carol on the one hand and Ted and Alice on the other, it is necessary to have some appreciation of the terms “Joint Tenants” and “Tenants in Common”.Whenever real estate is held by more than one […]