Can an administrator appointed by QCAT sign a BDBN?

Background Back in late 2018 the Queensland Supreme Court[1] had decided that: Provided the trust deed does not preclude it, an attorney under an enduring power of attorney is able to affirm an existing binding death benefit nomination (BDBN) made by a fund member. However, the ability for an attorney to sign a [...]

2022-04-20T21:59:20+10:00April 20th, 2022|

Don’t put your house on it!

The Queensland Civil and Administrative Tribunal recently heard an appeal for a gaming licence from Office of Liquor and Gaming Regulation (OLGR). Art unions, raffles, bingo, lucky envelopes, Calcutta sweeps and promotional games operated by charities are regulated under the Charitable and Non-Profit Gaming Act 1999. There are 3 categories of [...]

2021-02-16T08:43:33+10:00February 16th, 2021|

Generous attorneys: the limits on attorneys benefiting themselves

Generous attorneys: the limits on attorneys benefitting themselves Introduction Section 32 of the Powers of Attorney Act 1998 (Act) provides that an attorney is able to do anything that the principal could lawfully do by attorney (if the adult had capacity for that matter). This means the starting point for considering what powers [...]

2019-03-21T09:25:49+10:00March 21st, 2019|
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