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Richard Tjiong was involved with some bold but necessary – some say visionary – reforms: please see  Richard Tjiong – “The Centenary Speech” at http://grants-gov.com.au/richard-tjiong-the-centenary-speech-new-south-wales-medical-defence-union and “Medical Indemnity Reform” at http://richardtjiong.com.au. Though applauded by many in the industry and in the medical profession, these reforms were opposed by some sections of the law profession. In 2000-2003, the major parts of these reforms were implemented by state and commonwealth governments. Some aspects are still in need of attention. According to Richard Tjiong

The 1976 Trust was litigated in Chang v Tjiong & Ors [2009] NSWSC 122, where George’s sister Chang sought the return of the trust money to its rightfully beneficiary- their mother. Chang acted in her representative capacity at a time when her mother was 98 years old. The defendant was George’s deceased estate with Richard acting as the executor.

The Chang trial was heard by Judge Palmer in March 2004 and followed three months later by the hearing in the Katrina Case. After a two-day hearing of Chang v Tjiong & Ors in March, the Judge found that a trust had [indeed] been set up by George’s father in 1976, that George held the trust property as trustee and that George subsequently breached his duty as trustee by keeping the trust funds as his own property.

The judgment is reproduced in full from court record in Part II of this article.

 

 

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