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Who’s Responsible for my Medical Care?

Medical practitioners can administer urgent treatment, including treatment to save a person’s life or prevent serious damage to health, in the absence of consent. However, major medical or dental treatments that are not urgent require consent, and if the patient cannot provide consent themselves, the Guardianship Act 1987 (NSW) specifies the Person Responsible, who is […]
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Probate

The Supreme Court of NSW moves online for Uncontested Probate Applications 

The Supreme Court of NSW has launched a new online application service for uncontested Probate applications.  The service can be used for uncontested applications for:- Notice One big change is the initial Notice. In the days before the online registry started being utilised in Probate applications, this notice would be published in the local newspaper. […]
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Lease Agreement

Documents that Pay the Rent – Understanding Rent Review in Retail Leases

Whether you are a landlord or a tenant trying to run your business from leased premises, it’s important to have a clear and comprehensive document that sets out everyone’s rights and responsibilities. In addition to having everything in writing, it is important to also obtain sound legal advice when it comes to understanding the rights and […]
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Special Disability Trusts

Every family is different, and good estate planning will explore lots of different tools to make sure that your family are properly looked after, including implementing various trust structures.   What is a Special Disability Trust? A Special Disability Trust is a trust that receives special treatment pursuant to the Social Security Act 1991 (“the Act”), […]
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