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The Effect of Cognitive Impairment on Testamentary Capacity A Look at Re Will of Barlow [2014] QSC 7

Will of Barlow By Courtney Linton & Andrew Lind Issue What is the effect of mild to moderate cognitive impairment on testamentary capacity? The Supreme Court of Queensland has considered the issue. The Facts On 4 March 2008 Mrs Barlow executed a Will, replacing an earlier Will dated 5 October 2006. In the 2006 Will, Mrs Barlow’s house … Read more

How To Manage your Charity and Meet ACNC Requirements

A NSW charity recently had its charity status revoked by the national charity regulator, the Australian Charities and Not-for-profits Commission (the “ACNC”) following an investigation into the activities and operations of the organisation. The implications of this revocation are significant. Notably, the organisation’s Commonwealth charity tax concessions have been removed, being the fringe benefits tax … Read more