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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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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