I have long been a skeptic about the enforceability of gift and loan back arrangements that do not involve the actual transfer of physical cash or money at the gifting stage. Promissory notes seem to be the latest trend in these “gifting” schemes. This decision that was handed down 2 days ago didn’t deal with … Continue reading Gift and Loan Back Arrangements
Judgment handed down this morning in a case where I appeared for the Applicant. Jackson J removed the 2 remaining executors and appointed an independent administrator. Read Re Franks  QSC 134 here.
Judgment was handed down this morning in what I think is the first case where the Queensland Courts have considered the COVID-19 Emergency Response Act 2020 (Qld) and the Justice Legislation (COVID-19 Emergency Response – Documents and Oaths) Regulation 2020 (Qld) for the execution of wills. Unfortunately, in the signing process, the testator missed signing … Continue reading Audio-visual witnessing of wills – Re Sheehan
Another Protocol has been released today for Applications List in the Brisbane Supreme Court with effect from Tuesday 6 April. See the Protocol here. It brings the procedure back to pretty much what it was last week, before the lockdown. In summary: Apps List Manager will email the day before the hearing seeking details of … Continue reading Another new Applications Protocol (no more lockdown – yay!)
This Protocol applies from today (30 March 2021) until further notice, for all matters in the Applications List in Brisbane. See the full Protocol here. In summary: consent orders to be emailed by 9am on hearing day - will be made on paperswhere discretion required, submissions also required. Matter will remain on the List but … Continue reading Applications Protocol for Brisbane Lockdown
This amended Protocol applies for the Supreme Court Applications List from 12 January 2021 until further notice. See protocol here.
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The Supreme Court of Queensland has issued a new Protocol for the Applications List, effective Monday 10 August. It replaces the existing Protocol, which has been in effect since 25 May 2020 (the link on the website to this old Protocol no longer works). In essence, the new Protocol is consistent with the practice that … Continue reading New Protocol for Applications List
The Supreme Court of Queensland is today starting the live pilot trial of its new eFiling system, Objective Connect, for probate files. Certain firms, who participated in a dummy trial, will be using the eFiling system from today for their probate applications. The intention is to roll this out to all probate files, then eventually … Continue reading eFiling trial starts today!!!
The Qld Supreme Court has brought in a new Protocol for Applications. The main difference is that the callover is now held at 9:30. See the Protocol here.