Succession Law Update – Part IV claims and the meaning of ‘dependent’

The Supreme Court of Victoria has finally provided its written reasons in the matter of Veniou v Equity Trustees Limited [2018] VSC 832, nearly a year after its initial decision to dismiss the matter. The decision is a landmark...

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Deceased Estates: Can I sell two years later and not pay Capital Gains Tax?

If you are the executor or beneficiary of an estate and you are struggling to sell the deceased's main residence for reasons out of your control, then the Australian Taxation Office ("ATO") Practical Compliance Guideline PCG 2019/...

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Voluntary Assisted Dying Act 2017 – What you need to know

The Voluntary Assisted Dying Act 2017 commenced on 19 June 2019 in Victoria. The Act is the first of its kind in Australia, allowing individuals with a terminal illness or neurodegenerative condition and whose suffering is intoler...

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Estate and Succession Planning in Victoria

Watch Partner Bill Hazlett discuss what you need to know about estate and succession planning in Victoria....

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Additional Duty for Foreign Purchasers of Residential Property in Victoria: a Potential Trap for Discretionary Trusts

Earlier this year the Victorian government made changes to the Duties Act 2000 (Vic) (Act) to impose an additional 3% of duty on foreign purchasers of Victorian land used or intended to be used as residential property. These chang...

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Can a Family Constitution Help Your Family Business Thrive?

The most successful family-owned businesses plan for the future, but starting difficult conversations about the future of the business can be challenging. These conversations may be tricky, but talking about the future is crucial...

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