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Solicitor Confidential

Is what I tell my solicitor confidential?

  • 23/08/2016

Solicitors are bound by conduct rules which govern the way we practice law. One of those rules is the obligation to maintain a client’s confidentiality. A solicitor must not disclose…

Alzheimer’s Breakthrough? Not Just Yet.

  • 22/08/2016

Wouldn't it be wonderful if this statement was true! It is certain that many institutions are working hard on a cure, but we are not quite there. Firstly, a few…

What If Something Happens

What If Something Happens to Me? – Part 1

  • 08/08/2016

Assistance on making decisions for later life Most of our lives we are used to making decisions about financial, legal and health matters on our own or with people close…

What If? Part 2

What If Something Happens to Me? – Part 2

  • 08/08/2016

This is the second part of our blog which deals with making decisions for later life. Part one dealt with financial decisions which you can read here. Health and lifestyle…

Dying To Know Day

Dying to Know Day

  • 01/08/2016

The D-word. We have no shortage of names for it, but when faced with death we are often lost for words. Our superstitions and fears about dying, and the discomfort we…

Changes To Strata Laws

Changes to Strata Laws

  • 26/07/2016

There were more than 90 proposed changes to strata laws announced by the NSW Government this week, to commence on 30 November 2016.  Some big changes such as the concept…

End Of Life Care

End of Life Care – Having the Conversation

  • 20/07/2016

National Palliative Care week passed quietly without too much publicity or noise. Why did this happen? Is it because we are frightened to talk about what we want when we…

Strained Family Dynamics – Mediation Will Help

  • 11/07/2016

As loved ones age, their needs and behaviours change. Invariably, these changes impact all family members, and strain family dynamics.  Several factors may work against effective communication - such as…

Elder Abuse Helplines

Elder Abuse Victims Reach Out to Help Lines

  • 04/07/2016

Is Elder Abuse finally coming "out of the cupboard" and are victims of elder abuse now feeling more comfortable in reporting this abuse. A recent ABC enquiry has found that…

8 Things Family Law

8 things you probably didn’t know about Family Law

  • 23/06/2016

8 things you probably didn't know about Family Law. 1. Jurisdiction to determine property and spousal maintenance applications In 2009, most of the states and territories referred jurisdiction to determine…

Property owners – State Revenue updates

  • 17/06/2016

The State Revenue Legislation Amendment Act 2016 received assent on 11 May 2016 and commences on that day unless otherwise indicated. Of interest to property owners are the amendments to…

Dementia Friendly Communities

Dementia friendly communities

  • 08/06/2016

Dementia friendly communities should be a priority according to Alzheimer’s Disease International, which is calling on global leaders to help create societies where the inclusion of people living with dementia…

PTSD Following Surgical Mishap

PTSD following surgical mishap

  • 27/05/2016

PTSD following surgical mishap is not as uncommon as might be believed. Many of our clients have suffered an injury as a result of something going awry during routine surgery.…

Social Media And Family Law

Social media and implications for family law

  • 19/05/2016

Social media has become a daily part of our lives. Our online profile can include information, thoughts and photographs about who we are, the events of our lives, where we…

Dementia-friendly Environments

Top 10: Design Principles for Dementia-Friendly Environments

  • 17/05/2016

Making an environment more dementia-friendly didn’t necessarily have to involve calling in the builders, and can be as simple as rearranging furniture, says expert. Dementia-friendly design not only enhances the well-being of residents…

Pensioners Living In Poverty

One-third of Australian pensioners live in poverty

  • 03/05/2016

An OECD report, Pensions at a Glance 2015, compared Australia to 33 other countries. The report found that more than one-third of Australian pensioners are living below the poverty line, making…

Royal Commission Report Into Family Violence

Royal Commission report into Family Violence

  • 27/04/2016

On 30 March 2016, Australia’s first Royal Commission into family violence was released. The Report made 227 comprehensive recommendations about how to prevent and respond to the issue of family…

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