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    21 January 2022

    Understanding Granny Flat Agreements

    More and more retirees are considering a granny flat arrangement for their retiring years. They appear, at first glance, to be a simple and informal way for children to help their parents age in a way that allows them to be part of every-day family life.

    Legally, however, these agreements can very quickly become complex beasts.  A well drafted agreement and proper legal advice is critical. 

    As a lawyer it will often be necessary to help clients navigate complicated family dynamics, and consider implications for estate planning and decision making.

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    2 December 2021

     School Building Funds – When is a school not a school?

    Case note:  The Buddhist Society of Western Australia Inc v Commissioner of Taxation 

    School building funds are a category of DGR which can apply funds for the acquisition, construction and maintenance of a school building.  But when is a school not a school? The Federal Court of Australia’s recent judgement, The Buddhist Society of Western Australia Inc v Commissioner of Taxation, may have implications for many non-traditional and faith based schools.

     

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