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How to avoid problems with Executors in the administration of deceased estates
Blog Post, Deceased Estate Administration
July 21, 2021

How to avoid problems with Executors in the administration of deceased estates

An Executor is the person who administers your estate and ensures that your wishes are upheld after your death. Duties include the collection of the deceased’s assets, payment of outstanding...

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EXCITING NEWS! – Our Gawler office has a new home
Business operations, Gawler office
July 19, 2021

EXCITING NEWS! – Our Gawler office has a new home

Scammell & Co is delighted to announce the relocation of our GAWLER office. . As of Monday the 19th of July, you will find us at: . 27 Adelaide Road...

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A Family Provision Claim may resolve a dispute over a Will or deceased estate
Blog Post, Disputed Wills and Estates
July 8, 2021

A Family Provision Claim may resolve a dispute over a Will or deceased estate

Shock, hurt and anger are some of the emotions that may be felt by someone whose only remaining parent recently died, and the child of the deceased learns that they...

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Getting a fair trial in criminal law proceedings is a fundamental right under Australia’s common law system
Blog Post, Criminal Law
June 18, 2021

Getting a fair trial in criminal law proceedings is a fundamental right under Australia’s common law system

In Australia, the right to a fair and public criminal trial is a guaranteed right to all parties. Fair trial and fair hearing rights include: That all persons are equal...

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Wanting to make an injury compensation claim? Scammell & Co offers “No Win – No Fee” arrangements. Here’s how it works.
Blog Post, Personal Injury
June 7, 2021

Wanting to make an injury compensation claim? Scammell & Co offers “No Win – No Fee” arrangements. Here’s how it works.

No Win – No Fee arrangements are offered by lawyers as a legitimate and commonplace means for clients to access justice, particularly in cases where the insurer’s immediate response is...

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Drug-driving offences are on the rise and so too are the penalties. Here’s what you need to know.
Traffic Offences
May 20, 2021

Drug-driving offences are on the rise and so too are the penalties. Here’s what you need to know.

Latest SA Police figures indicate that improved drug testing processes have led to more drug-driving detections than ever before. In 2020, drug-driving detections totalled 5,500, compared to 2,284 in 2011....

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Giving evidence in a court of law is a serious undertaking. Here are the key considerations…
Civil litigation, Criminal Law
May 14, 2021

Giving evidence in a court of law is a serious undertaking. Here are the key considerations…

If you have received a summons or subpoena to appear as a witness in a criminal or civil trial, then you are required to attend court. If you do not...

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Common questions about Wills and other estate planning documents answered
Wills & Estate Planning
May 4, 2021

Common questions about Wills and other estate planning documents answered

Wills are legal documents that name the people you want to receive property, possessions and assets that you own at the date of your death – these people are known...

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Dying intestate can cause headache and heartache for your grieving loved ones.
Wills & Estate Planning
April 23, 2021

Dying intestate can cause headache and heartache for your grieving loved ones.

High-profile legal proceedings currently before the Supreme Court, demonstrates how important it is to have a valid Will in place. The matter involves millions of dollars in assets which belonged...

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If your de facto relationship has recently ended, you may need to consider a property settlement and child custody arrangements.
Family Law
April 9, 2021

If your de facto relationship has recently ended, you may need to consider a property settlement and child custody arrangements.

My de facto relationship of two years has ended. Is my ex now entitled to half my assets and joint custody of our young child? For your partner to make...

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Tax obligations relating to superannuation death benefits should be considered when making your nominations
Wills & Estate Planning
March 29, 2021

Tax obligations relating to superannuation death benefits should be considered when making your nominations

When it comes to super death benefits there are two overarching areas of law which affect beneficiaries – superannuation law which sets out who a death benefit is payable to,...

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Crowdfunding could help those with limited financial resources trying to access the legal system
Civil litigation, Dispute Resolution
March 16, 2021

Crowdfunding could help those with limited financial resources trying to access the legal system

The associated costs of a complex and time-consuming legal matter can quickly escalate. As such, for people with limited financial means, accessing the legal system can be challenging. In recent...

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