Law & Disorder

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Volume 94 - June 2014

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101 reasons to kill all the lawyers +You

Paul Brennan
Editor and Author of The Law is an Ass...Make Sure it Doesn't Bite Yours!

Ombudsman - The Great Pretender...sometimes


Dear John


As a reward for long government service, I have been offered the job of Ombudsman. However, it sounds a little bit too challenging this near to my retirement. I am concerned that it may be too taxing and argumentative.


Dear O.


In days of old there were knights who were bold, but also there were many knights who just pottered around their castles and occasionally girded their loins to attend banquets. Whether they lacked inclination or funds, they were still knights; such is the power of branding.

Read more.....

Extract from - I'll have the law on you -unmitigated advice on law and lawyers by John Fytit AO to be published later this year. 

(c) Paul Brennan 2014. All rights reserved.

Mutual wills - Protecting your inheritance

The sensible way to deal with the anguish of losing control over your money after death is to make Mutual Wills. They are ordinary wills which are covered by a contract where you both agree to follow the terms of the wills even after one of you dies. The contract aspect forms a constructive trust which must be observed by your wife and her executor after you are gone.

For advice about wills or will disputes. Contact  Paul Brennan at Brennans solicitors

The Hong Kong Handover June 1997

At midnight on 30 June 1997 I was standing in Central, Hong Kong (HK) with my wife, Diane.

The weather was miserable; it was raining. Except for the temporary stadium nearby hosting the farewell for Chris Patten with Prince Charles in attendance, the streets were empty. Either there was something good on TV or the local Chinese had decided it was not a good idea to be seen taking to the streets......
(c) Paul Brennan 1997. All rights reserved.

For migration law advice speak to Diane Bren

Disclaimer: The content of the Law & Disorder eZine is to give you legal basics and in some instances, included unashamedly to try and make you laugh. In law, it is sometimes difficult to work out what is serious and what is just for fun. Therefore, if you plan to do anything legal, rely on your own lawyer's advice or instruct me to look at the particular facts of your case. Not only will I deny responsibility for the legal content but also for some of the jokes.

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