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Work experience

Jan 2014Present

Volunteer Solicitor/Secretary

Suncoast Community Legal Service

I currently volunteer with Suncoast Community Legal Service, at Nambour, in the capacity as secretary, although I hold a volunteers practising certificate.

We receive ongoing training and education covering a broad range of law, which involves lectures from local lawyers specialising in their respective fields.

Jan 2014Mar 2014

Placement with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Legal Service

Atsils, Maroochydore

As part of my Graduate Diploma of Legal Practice, I attended a placement with the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Service at Maroochydore.  This involved many court appearances, specialising in criminal and family law.

Education

St Aidan's Anglican Girls School
Feb 2014Nov 2016

Master of Laws

Queensland University of Technology

I am undertaking a Master of Laws on a part-time, external basis. I have not chosen a major, but am tailoring my selection of subjects to be work place orientated.  So far, I have completed Consumer Law and Estate Planning.

Feb 2013Mar 2014

Graduate Diploma

Queensland University of Technology
Nov 2012

B.L

Queensland University of Technology

Portfolio

References

Graham Dutton, Solicitor

Tim Hishon, Area Manager Atsils Maroochydore

Ann Kuiper

A selection of work undertaken throughout Bachelor of Law, Graduate Diploma of Legal Practice and Master of Laws, from 2006- 21014.

Skills

Legal Research, Legal Writing, Advocacy, File Management, Legal Letter Writing, Client Interviews.

Ann Kuiper, Solicitor

Certifications

Apr 2014Apr 2015

Queensland Law Society, Volunteer Practising Certificate

Estate Planning Assignment

The Modern Day “Job”– Bankruptcy, Family Breakdown….What’s left?

 

As careful as one might be with their estate planning, having identified their business as “high risk” and thus moving their major assets like the family home and rental property into the wife’s name, the modern day “Job” may face the conundrum of bankruptcy leading to a domino effect on the marriage. Thus he is faced with a “catch 22” – he has transferred his assets into his spouse’s name and yet she is leaving him.

This paper will investigate the asset protection strategies that a savvy business person should employ, such as planning early enough to beat the claw back period or have the transferee of the property pay market value and then consume the profit.

                        

Consumer Law Assignment

Whilst there may be no fortiori of volunteering information in commercial transactions, there is an obligation to disclose that which on consideration of the circumstances, ought to be disclosed to comply with standard set out in s18 of the Australian Consumer Law (Competition and Consumer Act 2010 (Cth) Sch2) (ACL).  Litigants are preferring to bring an action for a breach of s18 ACL, which is a prohibition against misleading or deceptive conduct in trade or commerce, rather than to rely on the laws of tort, which contains an element of intent. 

Although section 18 (and its state equivalents) is not a cause of action, but proscribes a norm of conduct, a breach of that section will allow access to the varied remedies in Pt 5-2. This may be more user friendly than resorting to the laws of tort, where intent is an element of the offence.