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PODCAST 1: The pros and cons of will kits

Christine Smyth talks with David Liffe ABC radio about wills, powers of attorney, inheritance and elder law issues.

 

In this episode Christine Smyth answers the questions: Are self-made wills valid? Why have a will?  Why are wills expensive?

 

 
PODCAST 2: Estate Administration & Powers of Attorney

Christine Smyth talks with David Liffe ABC radio about wills, powers of attorney, inheritance and elder law issues.

In this episode Christine Smyth discusses the complexities associated with managing the affairs of deceased person the importance of having a Power of Attorney and the impact of being an Attorney

PODCAST 3: Post-It-Note Will

Christine Smyth talks with David Liffe ABC radio about wills, powers of attorney, inheritance and elder law issues.

In this podcast Christine Smyth discusses informal wills with a focus on the recent decision where a post-it-note was found to be a will and how that could be possible. Christine also discusses the many and varied life events that affect your will.

PODCAST 4: How Can a Will Be Challenged

Christine Smyth talks with David Liffe on ABC radio about wills, powers of attorney, inheritance and elder law issues.

In this podcast Christine Smyth discusses how a will can be challenged?

RADIO INTERVIEW - ABC Radio Brisbane interviews our Christine Smyth about inheritance, wills and elder law

ABC RADIO – Robbins Watson Consultant - Christine Smyth joins ABC radio host Bill McDonald in answering callers questions on all things related to Wills, Estate Administration, Powers of Attorney and general law concerns.  Should you have any questions relating to your own will, power of attorney or inheritance, please call our experts on (07) 5576 9999.

 

To hear the questions and the answers listen to this link:

Consultant Christine Smyth speaks to ABC Radio Brisbane about Wills and Estates

Consultant Christine Smyth speaks to ABC Radio Brisbane about Wills and Estates and takes calls from listeners regarding Succession Law and other various legal issues

CALLS FOR BETTER GYM REGULATIONS

Approx 12 months ago Moreton Bay teenager Ben Shaw lost his life in a tragic gym accident. It was reported that the gym had little supervision and Ben was trapped under the weight of barbells that he couldn't lift off his chest for more than 20 minutes. By the time someone came to help him the damage had been done and Ben unfortunately died four days later in hospital.

Following Ben's death our Partner Christine Smyth called for better regulations for gyms. The tragedy has been brought to the attention of the public again because there hasn't been any answers or changes to the circumstances which resulted in his untimely death.

BLUE CARD SCREENING SYSTEM TO PROTECT THE ELDERLY

Should those people working with the elderly, incapacitated and vulnerable be subject to a screening process beyond a mere police check?

 

'Senior Sitter' ad sparks call for better vetting of aged care workers to reduce elder abuse

ABC  Gold Coast - By Charmaine Kane

 

A Gold Coast solicitor is calling for Australia to introduce a coordinated system for screening people who work in the aged care sector, similar to the Working With Children Checks (WWCC) performed nation-wide that vets people wanting to work with children and young people.

 

Market Power, Unfair Advantage and Data Sharing – Claims Farming Raises Bigger Questions

Allegations about supposed claim farming carried out by Slater and Gordon have sparked debate about the issues surrounding harvesting of client information, as well as the practices of the personal injury sector in Australian law.

There are always significant concerns across the profession about practices such as claim farming and data sharing, according to Robbins Watson Solicitors partner and Queensland Law Society immediate past president Christine Smyth.

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