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Wills and Estate Disputes Resolution

by on May 21, 2020 Leave your thoughts

Estate Disputes on the rise – Right now Wills and Estates disputes are on the increase. Why? A generation of wealthy baby boomers is coming to a close. Boomers are now passing on their wealth to the next generation via their Wills, Testamentary Trusts or by simply irresponsibly dying intestate leaving their survivors to fight... View Article

What Clients Want from Lawyers

by on October 24, 2019

The New South Wales Bar publishes Bar News every quarter. The 2019 Winter edition is just out. There is an article titled “The incredible shrinking Bar”. It makes this statement- “Barristers are losing work because clients distrust the adversarial legal system and shirk litigation.” Clients don’t want to pay the price of avoidable litigation. They... View Article

Barristers being replaced by AI

by on November 17, 2018

Are barristers at risk of being replaced by Artificial Intelligence (AI)? Susan Kiefel, Chief Justice of the High Court and Tom Bathurst, Chief Justice of the NSW Supreme Court, seem to think so. At a recent Australian Bar Association Convention this is what they had to say – For barristers to remain competitive and relevant... View Article

Defamation Suits – Sword or Shield?

by on September 22, 2018

Defamation Suits are on the rise in Australia. In fact they are proliferating, and are often being used as a weapon to remove offensive online material. It’s not just rich people suing Media and Media personalities. Those disputes account for about 30% of all defamation suits being filed each year. No the proliferation is the... View Article

Resolving Disputes Early, Less Expensively and Less Stressfully

by on September 1, 2018

Tasmanian Legal Profession : Early Dispute Resolution Strategies v Traditional Litigation Methods There have been extensive discussions both privately and publicly regarding the legal profession leaning too heavily on traditional methods as a means to resolve disputes. Indeed, quite a few years back, at an industry conference, Victorian Supreme Court Judge David Byrne mentioned the... View Article

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