We understand that disputes involving trusts and relationship breakdowns between business owners are highly stressful for our clients.
They have the potential to disrupt profitable businesses and harm relationships between family members.
Accordingly, our team takes a proactive approach to providing clients with high-quality, timely advice in relation to these disputes. We pride ourselves on communicating clearly and empathetically, with a view to demystifying the dispute process during this stressful time.
We are unashamedly commercial in our approach to disputes. Where the prospects of a settlement exist, we can readily deploy our resources to negotiate an effective resolution to a dispute, including by means of a demerger, transfer or settlement deed. When required, we also use the expertise of our Taxation practice group to ensure the resolution is tax-effective.
However, disputes can’t always be resolved by negotiation. While a dispute is unresolved, we are determined advocates for our client’s interests.
We can assist with shareholder disputes, corporate governance disputes, joint venture and partnership disputes, contested Wills, allegations of breach of trust, requests for information by beneficiaries and applications to remove trustees, and constructive and resulting trust claims.
Private Clients| 07 Sep 2021
In the second instalment of our probate series, we consider potential issues for executors once they embark on the estate administration process.
Private Clients| 18 Aug 2021
Dealing with the estate administration process can be a difficult time, especially after the recent loss of a loved one. In the first article of our series on probate, we outline the duties of an executor.
Private Clients| 09 Jun 2021
The Victorian Government has recently made many of the temporary processes and procedures implemented in response to COVID-19 permanent, with the commencement of the Justice Legislation Amendment (System Enhancements and Other Matters) Act 2021 (Vic).
Private Clients| 13 Apr 2021
The pandemic has resulted in significant global change, but it may also mean that it is time to have a look at the impact closer to home in relation to personal estate planning.