Equity & Trusts

Some people may be familiar with the somewhat well known maxim relating to equity of ‘a person who seeks equity must do equity’: But what does that exactly mean? Equity is a difficult area of law and can encompass any number of equitable interests in property, and because of the complexity of the area, engaging in the services of a legal practitioner who is experienced in equity is a must, especially in circumstances where an equitable interest has arisen in regards to a trust.

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Charitable fund status – AAT to decide

Date: 21 Feb 2011, Filed under: Business & Commercial Law, Equity & Trusts, Taxation law

The Full Federal Court has allowed a taxpayer's appeal and remitted the matter back to the AAT to decide if a Fund was being applied to a relevant ...

Interim agreement reached between council and trust

Date: 16 Nov 2010, Filed under: Equity & Trusts, Wills

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Govt plans Industry Statement to set future directions

Date: 12 Jul 2006, Filed under: Business & Commercial Law, Corporations Law, Competition & Trade Regulation, Equity & Trusts

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Are Trusts just for the wealthy?

Date: 30 Jan 2018, Filed under: Equity & Trusts, Trusts

No, Trusts are not just for the wealthy. Trusts, are a well accepted and expert way to deal with a number of issues that can arise in any family, rich...

Undue influence and equity: What happens if one party is stronger than the other?

Date: 04 Jul 2017, Filed under: Equity & Trusts

In equity, when one party holds a stronger position when compared to another party, and compels the weaker party from making a free and independent decision,...

How to set up a Testamentary Trust after death

Date: 10 Mar 2017, Filed under: Equity & Trusts, Estate Planning, Succession Planning, Administration of Estates, Estates, Family Provisions

Wills using testamentary trusts are the starting point for most estate planning endeavours. They can ensure that wealth will pass to the intended beneficiaries...


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