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When a couple (married, civil union or de facto) separate there is a lot to organise. Often, the last thing people want to do is to see a lawyer to divide their relationship property, however reaching an informal agreement between you, may mean you miss out on understanding all of your entitlements, or your obligations.

The Property (Relationships) Act 1976 encourages parties to reach agreements without having to go to court. A one off meeting can set you up to

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The government has unveiled its highly anticipated plan to ‘turn down the heat’, in the property market and slow the ever rising house prices.

This article proposes to provide you with an overview of this plan. While these proposed changes remain subject to consultation and amendment prior to being introduced into legislation, given the current political landscape, it is likely that this plan will be put into place as announced.

Irrespective of the above, some key dates announced as part

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Farewell to Gerard Molloy

Written By: admin

It is with the heaviest of hearts but with the warmest of well wishes that we announce the retirement of Gerard Molloy from the Haigh Lyon partnership.

Gerard assures us he will not be retiring from professional life (just yet) and in typical Gerard fashion is enthusiastically looking forward to his next adventure.

During his time with Haigh Lyon, Gerard has devoted his unbridled enthusiasm to pursuing his clients’ interests, achieving many notable outcomes and helping people navigate some of

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As the Trustee of a Trust, there may be times when you face litigation from the beneficiaries, or your co-trustees.

Litigation is often a pricey exercise, even if you are the successful party, so naturally as a trustee you may be thinking, “I’m only facing this litigation because of my position as a Trustee, surely the Trust will therefore fund my legal fees?”.

As a starting point, section 81 of the new Trusts Act 2019 provides that a Trustee may be

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