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How do I negotiate my property settlement when I don't understand our finances?

How do I negotiate my property settlement when I don’t understand our finances?

16 May 2022

In this video, CGW family lawyer, Tiana Harris talks us through some of the steps you can take to become informed of your financial circumstances so that you can confidently negotiate your property settlement.

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It Depends - We've separated, should I freeze the bank accounts?

It Depends – We’ve separated, should I freeze the bank accounts?

16 May 2022

In this edition of ‘It depends’, special counsel Craig Turvey talks about whether you should be freezing your joint bank accounts if you have separated from your partner.

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‘Cartel’ and ‘conduct’: warning for businesses entering agreements relating to keyword advertising

‘Cartel’ and ‘conduct’: warning for businesses entering agreements relating to keyword advertising

12 May 2022

Australian businesses should note the New Zealand High Court’s recent finding that competitors entering agreements to minimise competition in relation to keyword advertising risk being penalised for cartel conduct.

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Domestic violence – new legislation to be introduced to make coercive control a criminal offence in Queensland

Domestic violence – new legislation to be introduced to make coercive control a criminal offence in Queensland

10 May 2022

The Queensland Government advised that it will introduce legislation to classify coercive control as a criminal offence. 

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  • Webinar - Family trust elections

    Webinar – Family trust elections

    18 May 22

    The rules about family trust elections, in particular who is part of the ‘family group’ and what are ‘distributions’, are quite complex and commonly misunderstood by advisers. This could result in the ‘family trust distribution tax’ being triggered. It is important that advisers understand the concepts of ‘family group’ and ‘distributions’. Family trust distribution tax, if triggered, is a debt that is not subject to a review period and that the entity (which makes the distribution) together with the individuals who are directors or trustees can be jointly liable for.

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