Conflict clauses in Enduring Power of Attorney documents

We at Cooke & Hutchinson Lawyers have focused a great deal the last couple of months on elder abuse and this is because of the increase in the number of cases we have seen in a very short timeframe. So when we see articles in a newspaper or a magazine which encourages people to […]

Don’t think you need a Will? Think again!

It is alarming how many people, especially those with underage children, who do not have a will.  There are five basic reasons why you should have a will if you have children under the age of 18:

You can appoint a guardian.  The old wives’ tale that your children will go to their godparents […]

1.         My children will go to their godparents when I die. 
This is not true.  The only way to create certainty about who will look after your children in the event that both you and your spouse pass is to make a will and appoint testamentary guardians.
2.         My estate will just go to my spouse […]

The myths surrounding young workers

The Fair Work Ombudsman (Ombudsman) is out to correct many misconceptions regarding young workers.  This is because too many employers mistakenly believe that a range of practices involving young workers are acceptable when they are actually unlawful.  This is concerning due to the Ombudsman treating cases involving young people more seriously which means they […]

NBN Wraps Up Trial in Redcliffe

Access to the National Broadband Network is one step closer for Redcliffe locals, following the successful wrap-up of NBN’s pilot trial.

Last year, Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull joined Federal Member for Petrie Luke Howarth MP in Clontarf to announce the Redcliffe Peninsula had been chosen for a pilot HFC program.

HFC (hybrid fibre-coaxial) networks […]

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