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Litigation May 8, 2017

Is Cassie Sainsbury pure as the driven snow?

Cassie has joined an exclusive Australian club. Bob Hawke, Paul Keating, John Howard and Malcolm Turnbull all have warned young Australians not to join this club, as there are no Immediate Past Presidents…

What Is A Caveat And Do You Need One?

In Queensland title (ownership) in land (including where applicable, improvements – e.g a house) is determined by registration of your interest with the Land Titles Office, headed by the Registrar of Land Titles. Given the importance of registration, if you have an interest in land that for some reason is not registered there is a […]

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Courts Family Law Litigation September 27, 2016

Is The Bar Marginalising Mediators?

Bar Marginalising Mediators This is the name of an article that appeared in The Australian’s Legal Affairs section on Friday 22 July 2016. Every Barrister when they start out, at least for a fleeting moment, aspire to the exalted rank of Silk. They yearn for those post-nominals, QC (Queens Counsel). Like the armed forces have […]

Courts Financial Litigation July 6, 2016

Entering Into A Financial Agreement? Don’t Get Sold Short!

KEY POINTS FOR ENTERING INTO FINANCIAL AGREEMENTS Some helpful advice if you are considering entering into a Financial Agreement. Financial Agreements under the Family Law legislation are not simple agreements. There are certain requirements which must be complied with if the agreements are to be binding. If these requirements are not properly dealt with the […]

What Are The Responsibilities And Entitlements During A Probationary Period?

The concept of a ‘trial period’ or more colloquially “try before you buy” has been accepted as part of the employment relationship for some time and has become more important in recent years as employers face an increasing risk of a costly claim by an employee that the ending of their employment was ‘unfair’. Such […]

Have You Been Left Out Of A Will?

Don’t lose hope just yet! Your lawyer may be able to help by what is known as a Family Provision Claim to the Court. (Traditionally these claims were known as ‘Testator & Family Maintenance’ Claims). The well-known Bosch Lecture Theatre at Sydney University is a monument to this area of law. Mr Bosch donated all […]

Courts Litigation March 8, 2016

Administrative Remedies

There are there branches of Government, namely: Parliament; The Courts; and The Executive. Parliament writes the laws, the Courts interpret them and the Executive enforces these laws. Perhaps it is an influence of American Television that we are programmed the only way to resolve our legal problems is via litigation.  This is often the answer […]

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Articles Criminal Law Litigation September 12, 2015

What Is Criminal Law?

Criminal Law conjures up images of heavily tattooed men wanting to ‘cap’ you, while hip hop is playing in the background. And that’s just the lawyers, you should see the clients! But really the phrase ‘there but for the grace of God go I’ lends itself to what criminal law is really about. You hold down […]

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Litigation September 9, 2015

What is Alternative Dispute Resolution?

The Greek’s have a saying that when you go for revenge you ought to dig two graves. Litigation, like cancer, is a long drawn out experience that is harmful to your health. Revenge is apposite in the process. We all have enemies and people that we detest, and without the rule of law only our […]