New look, same values

New look, same values

In January 2020, Andreyev Lawyers and JFM Law merged two long established firms with different cultures and ways of doing things. As it transpired, successfully integrating our practices was not the only challenge we faced, since...

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Closing the Governance Gap

Closing the Governance Gap

Many of our clients run their own business. Some run smaller enterprises, perhaps with one business partner and a handful of staff. Others run family businesses or larger-scale operations with multiple owners and many employees. If you are reading...

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How do you appoint someone to make health or medical treatment decisions on your behalf in NSW?

How do you appoint someone to make health or medical treatment decisions on your behalf in NSW?

As part of your end of life plan it is a good idea to appoint someone to make health or medical treatment decisions for you, if you become unable to make such decisions for yourself. It is also important to identify what your values, life goals and preferred outcomes are so the person appointed to make those health and medical treatment decisions can ensure their decision making is in line with your wishes.

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Can employers mandate the COVID-19 vaccination?

Can employers mandate the COVID-19 vaccination?

While the COVID-19 vaccination hasn’t been explored by the Fair Work Commission (yet), we do know that there are certain situations where an employer can mandate the influenza vaccination for its workers. These same principles can be relied upon to assist with determining whether employers can mandate the COVID-19 vaccination.

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Do I need to carry out a ‘reading of the Will’?

Do I need to carry out a ‘reading of the Will’?

We are often asked by clients who are appointed as an executor of an Estate whether they need to gather the family around and 'read the Will' out loud. While this is often the kick off point for an Agatha Christie murder mystery, this formality is not required in...

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Don’t lose your business along with your marriage

Don’t lose your business along with your marriage

Separation is never easy, but it can be even more difficult for business owners. This is because business owners have the added uncertainty of having their jobs (and often livelihoods) tied up in a business that is considered an asset of the relationship. For many business owners, the most daunting aspect of their separation is the possibility of losing their business.

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I’m young, I’m single, why do I need Will?

I’m young, I’m single, why do I need Will?

If you are young and single, making your Will is often not front of mind. Your priorities are stagnant wage growth, climate change and choosing a milk alternative for your daily coffee. However, even at this stage of life it is important to consider who will get your stuff when you are gone.

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