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The end of Interim Occupation Certificates

19 November 2019 | Civil Contractors and Construction |

Interim Occupation Certificates cease to exist from 1 December 2019 but what replaces them? More stringent certification processes perhaps makes builds …

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Estate Planning and Structuring for International Wills

04 November 2019 | Estate Planning |

It is important when estate planning and structuring your will to be aware of the numerous issues that can affect succession …

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Construction Law Update 2020

31 October 2019 | Civil Contractors and Construction |

Construction law is an ever-changing landscape, which is why we work closely with our valued clients to stay ahead of the game. Here are some of the recent changes affecting the industry.

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Issues of Consent – Is it better to ask forgiveness, than permission?

22 October 2019 | Construction & Infrastructure |

So, is it better to ask for forgiveness than consent? As a planning strategy it is fraught with risk, too much risk to even consider it.

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NSW Security of payment changes – what you need to know.

24 September 2019 | Civil Contractors and Construction |

Is your civil construction business ready for the new security of payment reforms? You have until 21 October 2019 to get organised.

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Estate Planning – 10 Misconceptions

01 July 2019 | Estate Planning |

Everything will go to my Spouse so I don’t need a Will ... My Superannuation death benefits will follow my Will ... A Will is only for old people ... and other misconceptions debunked!

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Checklist for Executors

01 July 2019 | Legal Developments |

The role of an Executor of someone’s Will is an important and responsible one. It can also be complex and time consuming particularly at a time of often great emotional distress but you do not need to go through this alone.  The team at Nexus can help.

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Family Business – keeping it together

28 June 2019 | Estate Planning |

While family businesses account for approximately 70% of all business in Australia, inter-generational longevity is limited with few businesses surviving to …

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Powers of Attorney: all the same…right?

28 June 2019 | Estate Planning |

A Power of Attorney is just as important as a Will. Power of Attorney documents should never be a “tick and flick” type document and the powers conferred should always be carefully considered.

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Inheritances and “problem” beneficiaries

28 June 2019 | Estate Planning |

What do I do if I am concerned about leaving an inheritance to a “problem” beneficiary? In this article Tim Donlan considers this problem and offers some possible solutions.

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Sperm donation and parentage – High Court to decide

28 June 2019 | Family Law |

The High Court of Australia has been called upon to hear an appeal regarding the legal parentage of a child “B” born as a result of an artificial insemination procedure. 

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A short word on digital estate planning

28 June 2019 | Estate Planning |

In late 2018, Gerald Cotton, CEO of Quadriga CX (Canada’s largest crypto currency exchange), died, age 30, taking with him the company’s “digital wallets” and their password to his grave; wiping out an estimated almost $283 million worth of crypto currency forever.

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Traps in preliminary agreements

07 June 2019 | Civil Contractors and Construction |

Are you a builder and confused about 'preliminary agreements' and what you should and should not do? Our own Kelvin Keane provides some clarity on this issue in his latest article.

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