BLB News

STOP PRESS: High Court decision - Hill v Zuda Pty Ltd


In the very recent decision of Hill v Zuda Pty Ltd the High Court has unanimously held that SIS Reg 6.17A does not apply to SMSF BDBNs.

Carter's Case - default distribution clauses mean what they say!


A recent case has held that the default beneficiary clause in a discretionary trust deed applies even where the default beneficiary disclaimed the distribution later. Michael Hallinan reviews the case.

Just friends: can someone become a dependent by giving emotional support?


A recent decision said no, if that's all there was. Jim Townsend elaborates.

NSW Duties Act Amendments Make SMSF and Family Trust Compliance Documents Even More Crucial


Recent amendments made to the NSW Duties Act could cause material headaches to super funds holding real estate in NSW. Peter Townsend explains.

Super changes encourage adding your children to your SMSF


Minors doing part time work might receive more super shortly. Where will it go? Peter Townsend strategises.