At Cockburn Legal we believe it is important to acknowledge your strengths and specialise in these areas. By focusing on the areas of law that we excel in, we are able to demonstrate success time and time again to our clients.
As you head towards retirement your superannuation becomes ever more important. It is critical that attention has been paid to ensuring the complex legal requirements of super funds have been met. Ensuring your superannuation funds goes where you intend upon your death can depend can be problematic.
When somebody becomes incapable of managing their own affairs, important legal steps must be taken to reduce the possibility of estate disputes by ensuring that their care, welfare and administration of their financial and legal affairs are managed in their best interests. An effective Enduring Power of Attorney may be your biggest ally as one’s capacity to look after their affairs diminishes.
Not having a proper Will is a cruel thing to do to any family. A well drafted Will gives peace of mind not only to the Will Maker but those they care most about. Thoughtful estate planning is a must.
The death of someone close is a testing time. Contesting a Will can make things even more difficult. Even though the law recognises a person's right to choose who will inherit his or her property, there are often very good reasons why a person should be contesting a Will.
Your Superannuation may well become your principal asset. For those in SMSF your Trust Deeds control the powers that can be exercised by your private Fund. They require careful drafting and regular review. A badly drafted BDBN or allowing the BDBN to lapse can have disastrous unintended consequences.
As people are now living well into their 80s and 90s the likelihood of being unable to look after themselves by reason of dementia, Parkinson’s disease or stroke looms large. Documenting who you want to look after your affairs in the event of incapacity is as vital as having your Will in order.
Hiring, firing, being fired, redundancies, work place bullying, an industrial accident all make up part of the employment landscape. Cockburn legal can assist clients to manage their employment, industrial relations and workplace health and safety matters to ensure an effective workforce and reduce the potential for costly accidents, disputes or litigation.
Cockburn Legal is widely regarded as a leading authority across Australia. It understands and advises across the spectrum of defence and veteran compensation schemes. Accredited specialist Annita Dougherty will ensure your rights are protected for all workplace and traffic accidents.