What are liquidated damages? When might they be used?

October 7th, 2021|

As a general proposition, parties are free to contract with one another on whatever terms they agree. Breach of a contractual term will entitle a party to recover any loss they suffer as a result of the breach, that is [...]


What is the point of making a Will if it can be contested?

August 13th, 2021|

By Jasmine Cario  Estate Planning can be a stressful matter and is often something that we postpone, especially in circumstances where relationships between family members have broken down or when faced with potentially difficult decisions. In answering the question, “What [...]


Life estates, rights of residence and their use

July 8th, 2021|

In some cases, you may wish to leave someone a right to live in your property after you die, but you want to gift the legal ownership of the property to someone else.  This right can be given by either [...]


The dangers of self-made wills

May 24th, 2021|

Preparing your own will may seem appealing and cost effective, but there are significant risks with will kits and ‘home-made’ wills. The importance of having a lawyer test capacity For any testamentary document to have effect, the testator (or willmaker) [...]


Tenants’ fixtures and removal

May 17th, 2021|

Is it a fixture or chattel? Contracts for the acquisition of property often include a clause under which the purchaser becomes entitled to any fixtures attached to the property. Generally, fixtures are those immovable objects which are considered part of [...]



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