Rather than recycle trite topics like: "What is a Will", "Why Testamentary Trusts are awesome", "How do I protect my assets from my disliked son/daughter-in-law" etc etc, this article covers the lesser-known yet still important areas of 'portions and ademption' ⚖️ i.e. lifetime gifting (which is … Read more about Estate Planning considerations: ‘Portions and Ademption’
Recently our director Tom Meagher presented another topical seminar on the legal complexities and commercial considerations of 'Data in Business' for Digital Transformation Perth (in collaboration with the Australian Transformation & Turnaround Association (AusTTA))- together with the other … Read more about ‘Data in Digital Transformation’ event
Balfour Meagher's team member Todd Hutchison has been featured in the Globe Business and Law publication "Next Stage Legal Project Management". This UK publication is helping future-proof matter management through the efficiency of legal project management, as taught by our law firm. His … Read more about Balfour Meagher Gets Published in Global Law Book
Balfour Meagher educator Todd Hutchison finished the MarcusEvans international online conference "Legal Excellence: Future of Law" leading a full day masterclass on Legal Project Management. He spoke on the more effective methods to plan and executive legal matters, team performance and legal … Read more about International Conference on Legal Excellence: Future of Law
By Todd Hutchison, Marais Dekker and Oliver Schoeman. Being ‘bias’ refers to having a tendency, inclination or prejudice either in favour for or against something, someone, some group or some organisation. Areas of bias can lead to unlawful discrimination based on alignment to race, gender … Read more about Unconscious Bias: A Reality for Judges, Forensic Investigators and Lawyers
Podcast (<- click here) Mitch Moroney of Moroney & Associates, Business Accountants welcomes Tom Meagher in this episode, Tom is a commercial lawyer based in Perth with over 30 years of experience. As Executive Director of Balfour Meagher, Tom assists small businesses with optimizing … Read more about Tom joins Mitch Moroney’s podcast to discuss “what falls under the umbrella of commercial law?”
There is a very common, reoccurring urban (actually commercial) myth that, if ever a client receives bank documents* for signing, they either: are 'advised' (by a non-lawyer...), or somehow, completely misguidedly, believes, they only need such to be "witnessed by a lawyer." Sidenote: … Read more about You don’t need a lawyer, if you “just need bank guarantee documents witnessed”!
For the purposes of trying to simplify the world of IT and how it analogously relates to your business, I’ve put together some basic domestic->technology metaphors to try to explain how your IT systems and security is like your own home. Now before all the various IT experts have conniptions … Read more about “Why your Business’ IT Systems and Security is like your Home.”