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...Read More
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...Read More
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...Read More
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...Read More
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....Read More
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...Read More
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...Read More
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...Read More
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...Read More
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,...Read More
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...Read More