Estate Group case note: Supreme Court of Victoria clarifies 'dependence' in Victorian estate claims
Our latest Estate Group case note looks at the judgment by the Supreme Court of Victoria on a claim for provision by a granddaughter against her grandmother’s estate in Veniou v Equity Trustees Limited  VSC 832.
Estate Group update: Do businesses need a Will?
Businesses do not need a Will per se, but they do need a business agreement such as a buy/sell agreement, a shareholders agreement or a business succession deed of agreement, to deal with the contingencies of incapacity and death of the business owner(s). Our latest Estate Group update looks at the importance of, and benefits to, having a business agreement. It also provides guidance to avoiding conflict and costs when incapacity or death of a business owner occurs.
Construction and Infrastructure case note: The High Court of Australia rules no more open ended quantum meruit claims following termination of contract
Earlier today, in Peter Mann & Anor v Paterson Constructions Pty Ltd  HCA 32 the High Court of Australia unanimously allowed an appeal from a judgement of the Victorian Supreme Court of Appeal concerning remuneration for work and labour done under a contract to which the Domestic Building Contracts Act applies.