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September 2018 – “The Law and You”

‘The Law and You’ – September 2018

Every week John Fradgley of Bell Legal Group presents a radio phone-in show ‘The Law and You’ on Gold Coast local radio station 4CRB. When John is away Margaret Miller, partner of Bell Legal Group, steps in as presenter.

See the subjects discussed by John and Margaret and listen to the shows from September 2018 below:

4  September 2018 (Margaret Miller)

  • Can a tenant who owns the furniture, appliances and kitchen equipment in a rented property charge another tenant to use it?
  • How do you recover property left with a friend when they refuse to return your calls?
  • What can a carer for his elderly mother do when his sisters (who are her attorneys) want him to move out?
  • How long is a cooling off period? How does it work?
  • Should a person make a will when they don’t have a lot of assets?
  • How can an estranged son be found to advise his father has died in case he wants to make a claim against the estate?
  • Can a mature age person do an apprenticeship? Where to apply?


11 September 2018 (John Fradgley)

  • Can a step-child claim against the estate of his step-mother?
  • Does a niece have a claim against the estate of her uncle where the uncle has left the estate to two nephews to the exclusion of the nieces?
  • In a blended family situation should you discuss with the children of each family what you have done under your Will and why?
  • Do grandparents have a right to have access to their grandchildren?


18 September 2018 (John Fradgley)

  • Poor treatment by a doctor in the surgery;
  • Home Care Australia may be ceasing services;
  • Dividing fence issue;
  • Possible theft by an aged care provider and mistreatment of residents generally;
  • Rights to property settlement where the marriage is short;
  • Entitlement to compensation as a result of injuries caused getting off a boat at a marina.


25 September 2018 (John Fradgley)

  • How do you make a claim against an Executor who is either failing to discharge their duties or alternatively acting in circumstances where there is a conflict of interest;
  • Wills and Enduring Powers of Attorney – can you have a trustee advisory panel under a Will where those trustees are simply observers and is it possible to do this with a Power of Attorney;
  • What can be done when an Executor fails to notify beneficiaries that they have an entitlement under a Will;
  • A Will is ineffective in dealing with a Self-Managed Superannuation Fund, therefore what steps need to be taken to ensure that the Super is properly dealt with;
  • Who can you contact when you feel isolated from your family;
  • What do you do when The Public Trustee won’t let you know what your entitlement is under an Estate that The Public Trustee is administering


Please note the topics discussed in these radio shows are general in nature. They are not legal advice and should not be taken as such. If you have a legal query and would like advice or assistance, please call us on 07 5597 3366 or complete the ‘Contact Us’ form below.