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Reminder: reporting entities with financial years ending 31 March 2020 have until the end of the year to lodge modern slavery statements

Reminder: reporting entities with financial years ending 31 March 2020 have until the end of the year to lodge modern slavery statements

24 November 2020

The Commonwealth Government responded to the COVID-19 outbreak by providing a temporary extension to the reporting deadlines under the Modern Slavery Act. The new deadlines are approaching.

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Changes for incorporated associations in Queensland: Meetings, model rules, reporting, voluntary cancellation, duties and penalties

Changes for incorporated associations in Queensland: Meetings, model rules, reporting, voluntary cancellation, duties and penalties

23 November 2020

Change is coming for Queensland’s incorporated associations as legislation is passed to reduce red tape and improve internal governance over the coming years.

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Cooper Grace Ward a finalist in Women in Law Awards 2020

Cooper Grace Ward a finalist in Women in Law Awards 2020

18 November 2020

The Diversity Law Firm of the Year recognises law firms who foster a diverse culture and encourage the retention of female legal professionals. The assessment criteria focused on retention and recruitment policies, the provision of flexible work arrangements and distinct policies implemented to lift the number of females into senior positions.

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Death bed member payments – tax free superannuation benefit or taxable death benefit?

Death bed member payments – tax free superannuation benefit or taxable death benefit?

18 November 2020

The tax treatment of a payment made from a superannuation fund can be quite different if it is received during a member’s life, as opposed to after their death. Many people talk about the distinction as being quite clear. However, the reality is that it is more complicated than that and leaving the signed forms in the bottom drawer may not be the best approach.

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Cooper Grace Ward is a leading Australian law firm based in Brisbane.

We are a full-service law firm providing a wide range of legal services, including corporate and commercial, property, business litigation, insurance and family law.

Since our establishment in 1980, Cooper Grace Ward has grown to become one of the largest independent Brisbane based law firms. From our Brisbane CBD office, our lawyers advise listed and private companies, individuals, and local and foreign governments across Queensland and internationally.

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Cooper Grace Ward is known for its outstanding client service and internal culture. We see that both of those things are interrelated. We understand that practising law is not just about knowing the law, it's about people working together to achieve the best outcomes for clients. This sets us apart from other law firms.
  • Mutual respect

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    We show consideration for every person’s unique qualities, contribution and needs.

  • Outstanding service

    Outstanding service

    We go all out to develop partnerships with our clients by understanding their needs and aspirations.

  • Team spirit

    Team spirit

    We work together positively to enjoy mutual success.

  • Honesty

    Honesty

    We are open, clear and genuine.

  • Curiosity

    Curiosity

    We continuously seek and embrace change that adds value.

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