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Welcome to our May newsletter. We are pleased to share our latest company news and legal insights on pertinent issues and cases.

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Company News



Expert Insights



Two conflicting Wills in different countries: a cross-jurisdictional estate dispute

Martin Mallon | Estate Litigation Senior Associate

A look at a family dispute that ended up in court after a deceased woman was found to have two conflicting Wills in different countries.



Looking for that next job opportunity? Understand restraint of trade provisions in employment contracts

Charles Lethbridge | Commercial Litigation Partner

It is imperative to properly understand the ramifications of your employment contract and the agreement you are bound to. There are nuances to enforcing clauses that restrict employees from certain behaviours when they move on from their current role.



Dealing with WorkCover for work injuries: closing the gap between injury and returning to work

Yasmine Chalvatzis | Compensation Lawyer

Employers can play a crucial role in speeding up the recovery time following an employee’s work injury by implementing effective early intervention programs. Australia has a long way to go in terms of uniformity and ensuring injured workers are treated fairly across all industries as they navigate their compensation claims.


Changing your Will after it has been signed: hand-written changes can invalidate the Will

Jeff Garrett | Legal Practice Director

Life is unpredictable and various events may necessitate an update or amendment to your Will. It’s crucial to follow the correct process to avoid potential ramifications or invalidation of the document.


Family law reforms now in force: how will they impact parents?

Carlu Booth | Family Law Senior Associate

Q&A on the latest overhaul of the Family Law Act. Here, we delve into the government’s stated aim of putting the paramount focus on the best interests of the child, the implications for parenting arrangements and how the changes could play out in practice.


OPINION: Mandatory drug lab testing is a necessary step for public health and safety

Jessica Murray
Property & Commercial Senior Associate

"Vulnerable individuals moving into a property previously used for drug production face severe health risks, including exposure to toxic chemicals and contaminants that can cause long-term health issues. This is not just a matter of property law; it's a public health imperative."

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Each May marks Domestic and Family Violence Prevention Month. This initiative raises awareness of domestic and family violence and coercive control, highlights the support services available, and sends a clear message that violence in our communities will not be tolerated.

 Click here to read Michael Twohill's latest blog discussing legislative changes, the link between domestic violence and youth crime, and global strategies that may assist Australia in tackling domestic violence.

If you are experiencing domestic and family violence, help and support is available.

If you are in immediate danger, call 000. The police can immediately attend to you and issue paperwork on the spot to protect you from the perpetrator.

There are also support services available to help women and children leave an unsafe home and support services for men and perpetrators of violence who want to change their behaviour, including:

  • 1800RESPECT (1800 737 732): confidential information, counselling, and support service.
  • DV Connect (1800 811 811): a state-wide hotline offering free, professional assistance such as counselling, intervention, transport and emergency accommodation.

If you need help with making an application for a DVO or other issues related to leaving a violent relationship, our compassionate and experienced family lawyers can help you navigate the legal system and apply for the necessary orders.


I couldn't be more impressed with Attwood Marshall, in particular Dakota and Allison. I am an overseas executor and they have both been exceptional during my initial interactions. Professional, empathetic and efficient, I can't thank them enough for their help in the early stages of the process during such a difficult time, thank you team Attwood Marshall.


Why Choose Attwood Marshall Lawyers


With a community focus and sincere commitment to helping people and
changing their lives for the better, we deliver exceptional services marked by
integrity, understanding and responsibility.

Our experienced legal teams practice exclusively in their fields, leading the way since 1946.

We proudly maintain a Quality Assurance Certification ISO 9001:2015, ensuring we are delivering international best practice standards.

With conveniently located offices across Australia, extended trading hours at our Robina Town Centre office, and a 24/7 help line, we are always available to assist you.

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