​​Why jurisdiction matters when it comes to trusts​

​​Why jurisdiction matters when it comes to trusts​

​​Trusts may be ubiquitous in the Australian business landscape, but they are not simple structures to administer. If you have a trust, or are establishing a trust, one aspect you need to consider is the ‘governing law’ or the jurisdiction of the trust. Let us tell you why…​

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The legal issues that are going to trip you up in 2024

The legal issues that are going to trip you up in 2024

The dust has barely settled on our Christmas decorations but we’re back and open for business. We like to start our year by consulting our legal ‘Crystal Ball’ and predicting what might be in store for 2024.  Interested in what we think is on the cards? Read on!  The...

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Solution Brief: Unit trusts

Solution Brief: Unit trusts

A ‘unit trust’ is a commonly used structure for ‘pooling money’ and holding investment assets, particularly property. They are sometimes used for carrying on a small business, but this is less common. What is a unit trust? A ‘trust’ is a legal relationship between at...

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Solution Brief: Leveraged Trusts

Solution Brief: Leveraged Trusts

A hybrid trust is a structure for holding investments when you want to access enhanced “asset protection” and “negative gearing”. A hybrid trust is an alternative to both a standard “discretionary” or “family” trust, which generally do not allow negative gearing in...

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Solution Brief: Discretionary Trusts

Solution Brief: Discretionary Trusts

When used appropriately, a Discretionary Trust offers a number of potential advantages, including: “Asset protection”, meaning that assets held within a Discretionary Trust have a degree of protection from unwarranted claims made against persons associated with the...

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Solution Brief: Avoid Surcharge Land Tax in NSW

Solution Brief: Avoid Surcharge Land Tax in NSW

What is surcharge land tax? In NSW, land tax is a tax on land you own at midnight on 31 December of the previous year. Surcharge land tax applies to residential land owned by a foreign person at midnight on 31 December of the previous year. Revenue NSW administers and...

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Do you really need a family lawyer?

Do you really need a family lawyer?

Arriving at a successful property settlement after the breakdown of a relationship is difficult to navigate without legal advice. However, the cost can be a stumbling block to seeking professional assistance and it may be tempting to think that you can save some money...

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Why should you subscribe to our newsletter? 

Why should you subscribe to our newsletter? 

Australians are prolific email readers. Or at least, that is what the latest Campaign Monitor (CMO) Email Marketing Benchmarks report seems to suggest. The report found that on average, Australians open more emails than comparative records show for the US, UK, Europe,...

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Estate Planning: Superannuation

Join our Andreyev Lawyers team as we answer your FAQs about superannuation. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uHpkKGimEm0&list=PL9OZYlmMxihoQYxYHDQcDiVeB6R7yPVtb&index=2 If you want to read a written version of these FAQs, click here.  To watch the rest...

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Estate Planning: Estate Administration

Join our Andreyev Lawyers team as we answer your FAQs about estate administration. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3tly-rX9_Ew&list=PL9OZYlmMxihoQYxYHDQcDiVeB6R7yPVtb&index=3 If you want to read a written version of these FAQs, click here.    To watch the...

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Estate Planning: Challenges to a Will

Join our Andreyev Lawyers team as we answer your FAQs about challenges to a Will. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=27VmU3nrVJA&list=PL9OZYlmMxihoQYxYHDQcDiVeB6R7yPVtb&index=5 If you want to read a written version of these FAQs, click here.   To watch the rest...

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