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Newsletter – July 2014

Welcome to the July 2014 edition of the ABKJ newsletter.

In this issue…


“Do-It-Yourself” Will Kits

Members of the public are often presented with “Do-It-Yourself” Will kits from a variety of sources which are provided at little or no cost. The preparation of what is presumed to be a straightforward document for minimal expense, in comparison to the fee which would need to be paid to a lawyer to meet with you and prepare a traditional form of Will, can turn out to be a costly decision for your estate.

The uncertainty of meaning, and the oversight and omissions which frequently plague such documents provides a fertile ground for estate litigation. Some common difficulties arising with such Wills, which have resulted in the need to file an Application with the Supreme Court for clarification or rectification…read full article


Staff Announcements

ABKJ Lawyers is pleased to announce the promotion of Daniel Madden to an Associate of the firm. Daniel is a valued member of the ABKJ team, practicing primarily in commercial litigation, property law including leasing and conveyancing, wills and estates including estate litigation and commercial and business law. He is also experienced in body corporate matters, and employment law.

We are also pleased to welcome ABKJ Lawyer Daniel Samuel to the Firm. Daniel is an experienced solicitor, who holds a Juris Doctor from Bond University and a bachelor of Business from Griffith University.

Prior to joining ABKJ, Daniel was with a private Brisbane city firm, where he gained a wide range of experience in various jurisdictions including: Australia (Queensland, New South Wales and Victoria) Singapore, Malaysia, China and New Zealand.

Daniel primarily practices in family law and commercial litigation. He is also experienced in estate planning & restructuring, alternative dispute resolution, property law and personal property transactions.

He’s a member of the Queensland Law Society, Family Law Practitioners Association of Queensland and Law Council of Australia – Family Law Section.