Effect of bankruptcy on superannuation

By Margaret Miller • In Bankruptcy Law, Insolvency Law, Law, NewsComments Off on Effect of bankruptcy on superannuation

Bankruptcy and superannuation  When an individual becomes bankrupt, the bankrupt’s property vests in the Bankruptcy Trustee with several exceptions. One exception applies to the bankrupt’s interest in a regulated superannuation fund, an approved deposit fund, or an exempt public sector superannuation scheme. Superannuation benefits of a bankrupt as at the

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Justice Michelle May retires from the Family Court of Australia

By Margaret Miller • In Family Law, Law, NewsComments Off on Justice Michelle May retires from the Family Court of Australia

In July 2017, Justice Michelle May is retiring as a judge of the Family Court of Australia, Appeal Division. Born in England and raised in Brisbane, Justice May attended primary school in Coorparoo and secondary college at St Margaret’s Anglican School. She was awarded a Commonwealth Scholarship to attend the

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Insolvency update: SumoSalad uses insolvency laws to negotiate lease dispute with landlords

By Margaret Miller • In Bankruptcy Law, Commercial Law, Dispute Resolution, Insolvency Law, Law, Litigation, NewsComments Off on Insolvency update: SumoSalad uses insolvency laws to negotiate lease dispute with landlords

After many failed attempts over the past 6 months to negotiate cuts in leasing charges, Luke Baylis, the chief executive and co-founder of SumoSalad put two of its companies, Sumo Westfield Leasing Pty Ltd and Sumo Leasing Pty Ltd, into voluntary administration to force several Westfield centres to the negotiating

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CEO Sleepout 2017

By Belllegalwp • In NewsComments Off on CEO Sleepout 2017

Last week thousands of business leaders experienced one night sleeping outdoors with limited creature comforts. This event was the Vinnies CEO Sleepout 2017 which was organised to raise awareness and much needed funds to help Australia’s homeless. It is such an important cause. Homelessness in Australia affects more than 105,000

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Lucille Moala admitted as a Solicitor in the Supreme Court of Queensland

By Belllegalwp • In NewsComments Off on Lucille Moala admitted as a Solicitor in the Supreme Court of Queensland

The Partners and staff are proud to congratulate Lucille Moala on her admission as a Solicitor in the Supreme Court on 20 March 2017. Lucille had initially come to our firm for work experience during her degree and then completed her practical legal training with our firm.   Lucille became a

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Rob Ffrench, Partner, to participate in 2016 Vinnie’s CEO Sleepout

By Belllegalwp • In NewsComments Off on Rob Ffrench, Partner, to participate in 2016 Vinnie’s CEO Sleepout

Rob Ffrench, Partner, will be participating in the 2016 Vinnie’s CEO Sleepout on 23 June 2016 at Cbus Super Stadium.  The Vinnie’s CEO Sleepout is a fundraising initiative held by St Vincent de Paul Society and every dollar raised is used to provide crucial assistance to people experiencing homelessness, with the

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Bell Legal Group Celebrates 60th Anniversary

By Belllegalwp • In NewsComments Off on Bell Legal Group Celebrates 60th Anniversary

To celebrate Bell Legal Group’s 60th Anniversary, we gathered at the Gold Coast Arts Centre on 17 October 2015 for our official dinner to mark the occasion. The firm was established by John Douglas Bell in March 1955 and has continued to the present time, building an enviable reputation along

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Gold Coast SUNS Indigenous Program

By Belllegalwp • In NewsComments Off on Gold Coast SUNS Indigenous Program

Bell Legal Group are proud supporters of the Gold Coast SUNS. As part of Gold Coast SUNS strategies to nurture Indigenous culture within the AFL, the club has committed all proceeds from the sale of the guernsey to assist the sustainability of the Gold Coast SUNS Indigenous programs. Each of

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Family Court: Retirement of Justice Bell

By Belllegalwp • In Family Law, NewsComments Off on Family Court: Retirement of Justice Bell

The Family Court recently farewelled Justice Graham Bell who served on the bench for the past 39 years. Justice Bell was appointed to the Family Court on 27 February 1976, shortly after the introduction of the Family Law Act.  The following year, a referendum was passed setting a mandatory retirement

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Tim Elliott announced as new Partner of Bell Legal Group

By Belllegalwp • In NewsComments Off on Tim Elliott announced as new Partner of Bell Legal Group

The Partners of Bell Legal Group, John Fradgley, Rob Ffrench and Margaret Miller are delighted to announce that Tim Elliott has been appointed as a new Partner of the Firm, effective from 2 February 2015. Tim has demonstrated a wealth of expertise in the area of Litigation and Dispute Resolution, with

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