Community Involvement

Grassroots Sports Club

The Grassroots Sports Club (GSC) was established in 2008 by three members of an amateur football club. The club was struggling to raise funds for an Under-18 team that provided a positive environment for a diverse group of young men. Knowing that without this footy team many of the players wouldn’t have the means to participate in sport at all, the three men organised some mates and hosted the first GSC lunch. The event raised enough money to pay for club registrations, boots and footy jumpers for the members of the team who required financial support.
Butler, McIntyre & Butler Lawyers are proud to support the Grassroots Sports Club and their activities in the local community.

Dragons Abreast Corporate Regatta

A team of paddlers from Butler, McIntyre and Butler participated in the Dragons Abreast Corporate Regatta on Sunday 26th February. It was a sunny and fun-filled day with the BMB Team doing a magnificent job. Well done to all.

Cancer Council Legal Referral Service

Butler, McIntyre & Butler Lawyers joined the Cancer Council Legal Referral Service in November 2012. Through this work, we assist families affected by cancer to navigate complex legal issues relating to wills, powers of attorney, enduring guardianships and superannuation on a pro bono basis. Without this support, these families would continue to face pressing legal issues due to cancer. If you are affected by cancer and need assistance with legal issues, contact:

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Cancer Council
Telephone: 13 11 20

Variety Children’s Charity

Butler, McIntyre & Butler has been involved with Variety the Children’s Charity in Tasmania since 2007.  Variety in Tasmania is synonymous with Tas Bash (and almost all of you would have seen the highly decorative and fun Bash cars that are on the Tasmanian roads mid October each year). Moneys raised through Tas Bash, other events held by Variety throughout the year and sponsorship (corporate and individual) stays in Tasmania to help Tasmanian children who are sick, disadvantaged or have special needs.

Butler McIntyre & Butler supports Variety in Tasmania by attending events, making donations and providing pro bono legal assistance.

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Corporate & Regulatory News

IMPORTANT NOTICE- CYBER RISK on transfer or deposit of money

Payments to and from conveyancing & legal firms are being targeted by cyber-criminals.  If you intend to remit monies by Electronic Funds Transfer or otherwise deposit money to our Trust account, we invite you to call our office on 03 6222 9444 to confirm bank details verbally prior to remitting any funds.

The bank account details we provide to you will not change. 

We will never send an email, SMS or telephone you to advise you of a change of bank account. 

We will never ask you to call an alternative telephone number, other than our main office number to verify bank account details.

Should you receive any email, SMS, telephone call or other communication requesting a change of bank account for EFT remittance, please disregard it and contact us immediately on 03 6222 9444.

 

Foreign Resident Capital Gains Withholding

The Australian Taxation Office has introduced new rules which apply to vendors disposing of certain taxable Australian property under contracts entered into from 1 July 2016. A 10% non-final withholding will be applied to these transactions at settlement.
Read more at the Australian Taxation Office.

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Significant or New Cases

Significant or New Cases

Australian Communications and Media Authority v Today FM (Sydney) Pty Ltd [2015] HCA 7 (4 March 2015)

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Coles v Tasmania [2013]  TASCCA  9 (5 September 2013)

Our criminal team recently represented a client in a successful appeal which resulted in his sentence being decreased.

Criminal Law – Appeal and new trial – Appeal against sentence – Grounds for interference – Sentence manifestly excessive or inadequate – Two counts of attempted wounding and two of aggravated assault involving use of a firearm – All crimes arising from the one incident – Sentence of 6½ years’ imprisonment – Whether sentence manifestly excessive – Sentence to be based on broad and reasonable characterisation of criminal conduct. View the case

 

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Staff News

Retirements

Peter Joyce is retiring from Butler, McIntyre & Butler on 19 December 2018.  Peter has enjoyed a long and successful career with our firm and will be greatly missed by us, his clients and colleagues.

Gary Grant and Anne Brown have retired from Butler, McIntyre & Butler. We wish them a long and happy retirement.

New Graduate Lawyers

Butler, McIntyre & Butler Lawyers would like to welcome Ivan Bennett and Andrew Isles to the firm. Ivan and Andrew will be working with us as graduate lawyers.

Alison Wells

It is with great pleasure that the partners of Butler, McIntyre & Butler announce that Alison Wells has joined the partnership as the 32nd partner of the firm since inception in 1824.

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