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An Unsent Text Message Can Count as a Will – But at What Price?

In Re Nichol; Nichol v Nichol [2017] QSC 220, the Supreme Court of Queensland ruled that an unsent text message on the mobile phone of a deceased person, could be treated as a Will pursuant to section 18 of the Succession Act 1981 (Qld).

The effect of the text message was to bequeath the deceased person’s Estate to his brother and nephew, rather than to his wife of one year, with wh

Brisbane Family Law Centre's 2017 Pantomime

We are excited to announce our Principal Solicitor, Ms Fiona Kennedy, will be playing the part of "Kazza" in Brisbane Family Law Centre's "Cinderella, Queen of the Desert" pantomime.

The pantomime also stars Her Honour, Justice Margaret McMurdo, playing Irma Meena (Cinder’s step-mother) and esteemed family law barrister Jennifer

An Insight into Special Disability Trusts

Special Disability Trusts can be established to great benefit for vulnerable people with a disability. Bill Delaney shares his expert insight into how Special Disability Trusts operate.


Changes to the Succession Act 1981 – bringing defacto relationships into line with marriages

Kristy Schaeffer and Bill Delaney discuss the implications of recent amendments to the Succession Act 1981

From 5 June 2017 a number of changes to the Succession Act 1981 came into effect (pursuant to the Court & Civil Legislation Amendment Act

Olympic Plans

Recognising an Unsustainable Plan before it is Put into Practice Gives Confidence the Future is Manageable

In the lead up to a global sporting event like the Olympics, fans will jump on the internet to find out exactly when their favourite event will be