Superannuation: Death Taxes by Stealth

With the rise of superannuation and the increase in self-managed superannuation funds, also comes the rise in taxes payable as a result of the death of a member of those superannuation funds upon the monies paid to their estate as a death benefit.
A little-known fact, the death benefit held by the superannuation fund, including […]

WARNING IN RELATION TO BUSINESS CONTRACTS!!

The provisions of the Retail Shop Leases Act Amendment Act 2015 in relation to disclosure come into force today (25 November 2016).

Agents must ensure that an Assignor Disclosure Statement, together with a copy of the current lease, is given to the prospective buyer seven (7) days prior to the buyer signing the contract.

Agents need […]

By |November 25th, 2016|Categories: Uncategorized||0 Comments

You don’t know what you don’t know

 

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 […]

Legal Travel Check List

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 […]

By |May 16th, 2016|Categories: Uncategorized||0 Comments

NBN win for North Lakes!!

The recently announced rollout of the NBN to the North Lakes area is a great result for the region and has been welcomed by Cooke & Hutchinson Managing Director Dan Hutchinson.“I congratulate our Federal Member Luke Howarth for his persistence and advocacy of NBN access in the North Lakes and Mango Hill areas and […]

By |March 24th, 2015|Categories: Uncategorized||1 Comment

Congratulations to Redcliffe’s Yvette D’Ath

Cooke & Hutchinson Lawyers would like to congratulate our local State Member for Redcliffe, Yvette D’Ath on her appointment as the State’s new Attorney General. Ms D’Ath brings a wealth of political experience to this vitally important role. While serving as the Federal member for Petrie for two terms, Ms D’Ath took on the […]

By |February 17th, 2015|Categories: Uncategorized||0 Comments