October 2017

Welcome to our October E-News!

In this issue, you can learn more about:

 

Is setting up a Trust the best business structure for you?

When commencing a business venture, it is vital that you consider the most appropriate type of business structure to put in place. Different business structures have different benefits and disadvantages. This article looks at trusts - how to set up a trust and the pros and cons of a trust structure. 

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Do you know about Adverse Action claims?

Adverse action is action that is taken deemed unlawful under the general protection provisions of the Act. An adverse action can be any action that is by an employer that adversely affects an employee.  

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Can your de facto’s children claim against your estate? 

Since amendments to the Queensland Succession Act effective from 5/6/2017, the meaning of 'stepchild' includes the child of a party to a de facto relationship.  This means that if your de facto spouse has a child, that child will be your stepchild, and is eligible and entitled to make a claim against your estate, subject to certain criteria. 

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Spotlight shines on the Sunshine Coast's best builders in 2017

Brendan Bathersby of Garland Waddington recently presented numerous awards at this year’s Master Builders Queensland Housing & Construction Awards, held at Lake Kawana Community Centre on the Sunshine Coast.

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