May 16, 2016

Is Silliness Restricted to the Young?

By Brian Herd, Partner at CRH Law, our Lead Legal Professionals at Heather Hill Pathways. With age comes wisdom – right? Or, to put it more eloquently, your propensity for silliness is inversely proportional to your age – right? Hmmm…… So none of us, at a mature stage in life, would […]
March 15, 2016

Do you live in a retirement village unit? Did you know that…

By Brian Herd, Partner at CRH Law, our Lead Legal Professionals at Heather Hill Pathways. In the ongoing litany of legal myths initially revealed in our last Alert concerning the effect of separation on your Will, here’s a sequel – another expose on a little sleeping myth, ripe for busting. It […]
February 1, 2016

My husband has gone into Aged Care! Should I change my Will and Enduring Power of Attorney?

By Brian Herd, Partner at CRH Law, our Lead Legal Professionals at Heather Hill Pathways.Later life can involve a lot of ‘events management’.  One such creeping event, potentially and unfortunately, is that you may no longer be able to look after your increasingly frail spouse.  Both for his care and your […]
December 7, 2015

Changes to Aged Care Means Test for Resident’s Rental Income

By Brian Herd, Partner at CRH Law, our Lead Legal Professionals at Heather Hill Pathways. Rental income from an aged care resident’s former home is currently not taken into account in means testing used to determine the resident’s income tested fee.  The exemption applies if the resident pays at least part […]
October 12, 2015

Things you cannot avoid in retirement

By Brian Herd, Partner at CRH Law, our Lead Legal Professionals at Heather Hill Pathways. When confronted by the thought of potentially significant life events, most Australians err on the side of caution, i.e., doing nothing. We are great avoiders, dissuaded from action by the effort and price of doing something.  […]
November 6, 2014

Who is one of the biggest elder abusers? The Law!

By Brian Herd, Partner at CRH Law, our Lead Legal Professionals at Heather Hill Pathways. We have all read horror stories about bad things happening to parents who go guarantor for their children and end up losing their home. This is an article that might give you additional cause to pause […]
April 28, 2014

Brian Herd speaks at LASA Q Conference on Sex, Care & the Law

Brian Herd, Partner at CRH Law and our Lead Legal Professional at Heather Hill Pathways has recently spoken on the delicate subject of sexual expression in aged care at the Queensland LASA (Leading Age Services Australia) conference on the Gold Coast. The message was that old age and sexual expression are […]
April 12, 2014

Brian Herd named amongst Australia’s Best Elder Lawyers by AFR

Brian Herd, Partner at CRH Law and our Lead Legal Professional at Heather Hill Pathways has been awarded the title of Best Lawyer in ‘Retirement Villages and Senior Living Law’ by the Australian Financial Review for the second year in a row. This title is highly respected in the legal industry, […]
January 20, 2014

You, Your Business & Your Ageing Parents

By Brian Herd, Partner at CRH Law, our Lead Legal Professional at Heather Hill Pathways. Brisbane Elder Law expert, Brian Herd, believes that a crucial ingredient to the success of many businesses lies in how well the business operators manage their ageing parents. Many business people are adherents to, or even […]