Electronic signatures here to stay following new Federal Bill

Formal deeds and contracts have been executed by companies using electronic means rather than traditional handwritten signatures following the Covid-19 lockdown restrictions which have restricted in-person meetings. The ability to sign documents electronically was initially a temporary solution to lockdown restrictions and ... More

Introducing Porsche Centre Sydney South as our 2022 Principal Partner!

RMYC Port Hacking is proud to introduce Porsche Centre Sydney South to our members and welcome them on board as a Principal Partner in 2022! While we’re a boating club with intrinsic relationships in the marine industry, we align our Club with local premium businesses such as Porsche Centre Sydney South to extend beyond ... More

Odd Christmas Laws

It has frequently been observed that some laws don’t seem to make a great deal of sense. With Christmas around the corner it is timely to have a look at some current and past laws that seem to confirm this idea. We acknowledge the College Of Law for these examples. In Western Australia it is illegal by statute to ... More

Important Member Update

Last Updated: 18th February 2022 The RMYC Port Hacking would like to take the opportunity to acknowledge and thank you for your ongoing patience, understanding and support during the COVID-19 pandemic. It has been a challenging two years of trading, lock downs and restrictions. We know you have all experienced the ... More

Director Identification Number – Are you a Company Director?

Company Directors will soon need to have a Director Identification Number (Director ID). This is being introduced to reduce the possibility of Directors having multiple registrations under different combinations of their given name, date of birth and/or place of birth. Every company in which a Director has been ... More

How can I tell if my beneficiaries will argue about my estate when I am gone?

Families will react to the loss of a parent in different ways but, having practised in estate law for almost 40 years I can identify a number of factors which are common to most families who argue about inheritances following the death of a parent. The following is not intended as an exhaustive analysis of all the ... More

What is an advance care directive?

An advance care directive is a written statement of your wishes for your future health care. It comes into effect only if you are incapable of making health care decisions for yourself or you are unable to communicate your health care wishes. Why make an advance care directive? You may have already appointed an ... More

Royal National Park, Heathcote National Park and Garawarra State Conservation Area Draft Plan of Management

The Royal National Park, Heathcote National Park and Garawarra State Conservation Area are located between the major urban centres of Sydney and Wollongong and are part of the traditional country of Aboriginal people of the Dharawal language group. Situated on the doorstep of Australia’s most populated city, the parks ... More

Helping children into the property market – make sure you get advice first

Media stories abound about the spiralling value of real estate, particularly in Sydney, and the pressures young people face in getting a foot hold into the market. Many of our clients are in a position to help their children into the property market but care and careful planning are needed if unintended financial ... More

What can I do? My elderly mum/dad has a new partner and I am worried they will be taken advantage of

This concern is often expressed to us by clients who have been assisting their parents to manage their financial and health affairs. A combination of factors has combined to heighten this concern and among them are: People are living longer; There is a greater acceptance of, and tendency to form, new romantic ... More