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Wills & Estate Planning
August 6, 2020

An Advance Care Directive ensures you remain in control of your healthcare needs

Advance Care Directives have replaced Enduring Powers of Guardianship, Medical Powers of Attorney and Anticipatory Directions. While your Enduring Power of Guardianship may still be valid, an Advance Care Directive...

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Wills & Estate Planning
July 23, 2020

Having a Power of Attorney in place is just as important as your Will

There is a common misconception that the Executor of your Will can make decisions for you while you are alive however, this is not the case. A Power of Attorney document...

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Conveyancing
June 25, 2020

If you are buying or selling property you need to be aware of the importance of a Form 1

An integral part of selling a property, whether by private treaty or auction, is the statutory provision of a document called a Form 1 by the vendor to the purchaser....

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Family Law
June 18, 2020

Proposed domestic violence bill not necessarily the answer to shared custody disputes

A private member’s bill has been introduced into parliament by Federal Labor MP Graham Perrett in response to the shocking murder of Brisbane woman Hannah Clarke and her three children...

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Motor Vehicle Accident Claims
June 5, 2020

Your entitlement to claim for assistance as a result of injuries sustained in a motor vehicle accident explained

PART 3. Motor Vehicle Accident Claims:   If you have been involved in a motor vehicle accident which was not your fault – you may be able to claim for...

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Motor Vehicle Accident Claims
May 27, 2020

Your entitlement to claim for economic loss as a result of a motor vehicle accident explained

PART 2. Motor Vehicle Accident Claims: If you have been involved in a motor vehicle accident which was not your fault, you may be able to make a claim for...

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Motor Vehicle Accident Claims
May 27, 2020

Your entitlement to claim for pain and suffering as a result of a motor vehicle accident explained

PART 1. Motor Vehicle Accident Claims: If you have been involved in a motor vehicle accident which was not your fault, you may be able to claim for pain and...

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Commercial Law, Property Law
May 20, 2020

Changes to South Australia’s Land Tax regime is imminent

The South Australian government has introduced new land tax changes which are set to take effect from midnight 30 June 2020. Given South Australia has the highest land tax rate...

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Wills & Estate Planning
May 13, 2020

Having a valid and up-to-date Will in place provides peace of mind

There is nothing like the threat of a coronavirus to give people pause to consider the importance of having a valid and up-to-date Will in place. A Will is a...

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Police Matters
April 17, 2020

Beware! Fines now in place throughout South Australia in response to coronavirus restrictions

Threats associated with the global spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19) disease have forced the Australian Government to make a series of temporary lock-down recommendations so as to protect the health...

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Child Custody, Family Law
April 3, 2020

Child custody judgment expressed through a letter to a young person

Child custody judgments take into account a number of factors including the law, the welfare of the child and any supporting information such as parental/guardian statements and the findings of...

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March 19, 2020

An important message to our clients and community

RESPONSE TO THE COVID-19 (CORONAVIRUS) THREAT Last updated 25 March, 2020 In response to the ongoing and evolving COVID-19 (Coronavirus) threat, Scammell & Co. is committed to providing minimal disruption...

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