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Who gets the Superannuation on Death?Published on 11 Aug 2017 by Selwyn Black
A considerable proportion of our wealth now sits in superannuation. As a result there are now often competing claims for the superannuation balance on death, including between surviving family members, and also with others such as de facto spouses, and persons who lived in a mutually supportive household.Read more >
Australian High Court Supports Statutory Stay on Enforcement Outside of Australia of Australian JudgmentsPublished on 31 Jul 2017 by Nathan Gately and Selwyn Black
In Talacko v Bennett  HCA 15, the Australian High Court decided that the Australian courts would not allow applications to enforce an Australian civil court judgment in a foreign jurisdiction where the debtor has become bankrupt in Australia. This is because the Court found that the Bankruptcy Act 1966 (Cth) (“BA”) is a “stay” for the purposes of s15(2) of the Foreign Judgments Act 1991 (Cth) (“FJA”).Read more >
IP Australia Launches Intellectual Property Mediation ServicePublished on 27 Jul 2017 by Nicholas Huang and Selwyn Black
On 10 July 2017, IP Australia launched its IP Mediation Referral Service. The intent of the service is to encourage intellectual property disputes to be resolved more cost effectively through mediation instead of litigation or other adversarial procedures.Read more >
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