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December 11, 2018

Lawn Bowls with Lawyers

Lawn bowls with lawyers anyone?Perhaps not the first thing that springs to mind when you think of Friday night fun – but we beg to differ!

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August 22, 2018

Truffles and a Will – two things that should be on your shopping list, not your bucket list!

Recently the FGD Estates team hosted an intimate event at The Truffle Farm which was an opportunity for us to treat a small group of our professional contacts to a really memorable event. We all loved it and came away with some unexpected parallels between truffles and estate planning.

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August 3, 2018

Does Australia have no fault divorce?

What happens when you marry, and then the relationship breaks down and you and/or your spouse is wanting to leave the relationship? Imagine if you had to prove fault on behalf of your spouse to obtain a divorce, and where should the law draw that line?

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March 2, 2018

FGD Hosts the Giants' AFL Season Launch Party

To celebrate the start of the 2018 AFL season, FGD Canberra played host to the Giants football club; inviting the team, their sponsors and their friends to the celebrate the season launch at our offices on 28 February 2018.

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November 29, 2017

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s Upcoming Wedding: Why We Congratulate Them

At FGD we’re not really Royalists but we couldn’t help add our congratulations to the worldwide storm that is now talking about Prince Harry and Meghan Markle. This is for a number of reasons, not least because Meghan (who is an actress – in case you haven’t seen one of...

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August 24, 2017

5 Legal Benefits of Marriage Equality, from a Family Lawyer’s Point of View

Marriage Equality in Australia is now a reality. But what benefits have same sex couples gained from this change in the law? Other than the fact that they are finally being treated as equal citizens, there are actually some important legal benefits as well. Here are 5 key benefits for...

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July 27, 2017

Divorce Advice: Helpful or downright dreadful?

No one marries with the plan to divorce down the track (well, very few people). Once you have made a commitment to share your life with someone (til death do you part), divorce is the farthest thing from you mind.

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July 17, 2017

Mental Health Initiatives Supporting Lawyers & Clients

Reading a recent ABC news article online about Lawyers and mental health made me reflect on the positive initiatives implemented by Farrar Gesini Dunn.

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June 13, 2017

Guest Post: The Canberra property market

The Canberra property market is a very hot topic at the moment. You can’t turn on the television, open a paper or catch up with friends and not hear about some version of it.

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June 5, 2017

Guest Post: The value of financial advice

So you have been told to seek financial advice……. What on earth will that involve and what is the point when it’s all going to change anyway?

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March 7, 2017

Super Women ?

In today’s world, we hear people talking about the mythical “Super Women” who can ‘do it all’. And that is fantastic – but what about the rest of us who can’t do it all?

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February 8, 2017

The Anti-Detriment Payment: The super industry’s best kept secret

It’s happened to everybody. It might be the awesome café you discover on the day it’s shutting down. Or the gift voucher that you find in your sock draw the week after it expires. And so it is with the anti-detriment payment—many people are only finding out it exists on...

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