BLB News

THE IMPORTANCE OF HAVING A POWER OF ATTORNEY AND WHEN TO REGISTER IT

24/09/2008

You should consider having an attorney under power. There are a number of benefits.

WITH A STROKE OF THE PEN YOUR SUPERANNUATION FUND HAS A NEW TRUSTEE?

24/09/2008

Not likely. Since 1 July 2007 self managed superannuation funds need to hold a trustee declaration in an ATO specified format for each new trustee or director of a company trustee.

WHEN DOES CONDUCT ALLOW A PARTY TO TERMINATE A CONTRACT?

24/09/2008

We were recently asked to advise in relation to the interpretation of an employment agreement.

NEW FAMILY PROVISION LAWS ON THE WAY!

24/09/2008

The Succession Amendments (Family Provision) Bill was introduced to Parliament in June this year. The Bill will amend the laws in New South Wales that ensure that adequate provision is made for members of the family of the deceased person and other persons living in a close personal relationship with the deceased at the time of death.

BEWARE OF COPYRIGHT INFRINGEMENT WHEN USING IMAGES FROM WEBSITES

24/09/2008

We recently advised one of our clients in relation to a letter of demand from a US company for infringement of copyright. The client had no idea the image that he reproduced in his own website was copyright protected and though the image was taken down soon after the letter of demand was received, our client still faced a very large penalty fee.