When do I actually need a lawyer?

The general excuse for not consulting a lawyer is that is costs too much.  At Cooke & Hutchinson Lawyers, we will meet with you for 30 minutes completely free of charge.  After that meeting, we will advise and inform you of the work we see needs to be done, and give you a fixed […]

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Why it is important that you tell your solicitor about stepchildren

Last week I
assisted a client who wanted to a “quick” update of his will. The client was
quite diligent in ensuring his estate plan was kept up to date and explained
that he has updated his will on a number of occasions as circumstances in his
life changed. He was also what I would consider a sophisticated […]

Why it’s beneficial to have a corporate trustee

Whether it is your self-managed superannuation fund or your family
trust, it can be beneficial having a corporate trustee rather than an individual
trustee. Here are just a few of the advantages you will enjoy:

When adding a person as
trustee, it will be less work intensive with a corporate trustee because with
individual trustees when you add one […]

Residential Property Sale – Tax Traps

The sale and purchase
of residential land (which includes vacant land used for residential purposes)
has become more complex due to the tax laws affecting land:

acquired
for a creditable purpose (GST obligations might apply); andsold
for more than $750,000.00 (ATO tax obligations apply).

GST Withholding Tax

The GST amendment was
introduced to ensure that builders/developers would not circumvent their
obligations to […]

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Thank you Dan for a well run presentation!!!

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Did you know our Managing Director Dan Hutchinson is a member of STEP?

What is STEP?  How does this make things better for you?  Watch this video to find out what STEP is all about.

By |July 18th, 2018|Categories: Uncategorized||0 Comments