Elder law

  • Elder abuse, conflict and change

    1st Oct 2020

    It’s no secret that Australia has an ageing population and that many intelligent minds around the country are attempting to find ways to effectively combat the growing prevalence of elder abuse. One particular area of focus has been the laws regarding alternative decision-makers, particularly powers of attorney. 

    On the International Day of Older Persons, Michele Davis highlights issues relating to conflicts when it comes to attorneys, and provides an overview of the new legislative changes soon to commence in Queensland.

  • NSW notional estate provisions – helpful for some victims of financial elder abuse

    30th May 2019

    Danielle Little advocates for Queensland and other Australian states to follow New South Wales in allowing family provision applications in wills and estate matters.

  • Royal Commission into Aged Care Quality and Safety

    28th Feb 2019

    An overview of the structure, composition and intended objectives of the Royal Commission.

  • What is testamentary capacity? A basic guide.

    29th Nov 2018

    Some of the details and circumstances that must be considered to determine if a will-maker has/had the capacity to make his/her will.