Magna Carta (Great Charter), the liberty of citizens & the rule of law


The Magna Carta – Latin for Great Charter

The Magna Carta, sealed under oath by King John at Runnymede, England in 1215, became part of English law, and subsequently adopted into Australian law.  It has been described as ‘the foundation stone of the rule of law’ by Lord Irvine of Lairg in his lecture on the Magna Carta to the Australian Parliament, click here to read it. Continue reading

A family tree can be useful, with or without a will

Why do a family tree?

family tree, wills, inheritance, intestate, intestacy,

A family tree is a record of information about family relationships. It is useful to have a basic outline of close family/next of kin relationships to keep with your personal papers.  This maybe unnecessary you might think.

However a family tree can be helpful in preparing to make a will, especially where large, complex estates, blended families and business succession issues are involved.  More