Category: Private Wealth

How important are trade marks to your business?

Have you considered how important your trade marks are to your business? Registering your trade marks has many benefits, from protecting your brand, making it easier to deal with infringing goods and services, and adding…

Changes to your medical decision maker

There has been recent changes in Victoria concerning Enduring Powers of Attorney (Medical Treatment) (Medical EPA), which took effect on 12 March 2018. Some important matters to note are: Any existing Medical EPA’s in place…

Changes to executors’ responsibilities

Are you a beneficiary of a Will with a professional acting as executor? Or are you a professional acting as an executor? Many testators appoint professionals such as lawyers or accountants to be executors under…

Black economy

As part of its recent budget announcements, the Federal government has noted that the black economy is a growing social and economic problem, and announced a proposal to introduce new measures to reduce tax evasion…

Is your business or industry impacted by parallel imports?

The laws around parallel imports are currently before Parliament for consideration and are likely to change. What is a parallel import? A parallel import is a genuine branded product (not a counterfeit), which has been…

Estate planning and cryptocurrency

Cryptocurrency, such as Bitcoin and Ethereum, is becoming a lucrative asset. As the value of some cryptocurrency keeps skyrocketing, this creates a number of issues, especially with your estate planning. What do you need to…