RMB Articles

Relocating Children a Hard Road for All

Posted 26-04-2017
Category Family Law

Relocation of children after a marriage or relationship ends is an emotional topic, as RMB Head of Family Law division CLAIRE OSBORNE explains:

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Victims can Hit Back at Abusers

Posted 13-04-2017
Category Compensation

The Royal Commission into Child Sex Abuse has opened up opportunities for victims to tell their stories, both at Commission hearings and in civil cases. RMB Compensation Lawyer STEVE BAKER explains.

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Wills Vital When Couples Separate

Posted 13-04-2017

Everyone should have a current will, but as RMB Wills & Estates lawyer JESSICA CLARKE explains, it can be particularly important for people going through divorce or separation.

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Testamentary Trust Wills Work Well

Posted 16-03-2017

Testamentary Trust Wills allow your estate to be administered in a tax effective manner for your beneficiaries. Matthew McCulloch is a Estate Planning Lawyer at RMB Lawyers says such Wills can also protect inheritances from creditors or relationship breakdowns.

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Workplace Rights for Employers and Employees

Posted 16-03-2017

Alysha Oliver is a Lawyer at RMB Lawyers. In this article she explains explains some key workplace rights and obligations for employees and employers.

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Consequences Matter: Claiming Consequential Injuries

Posted 16-02-2017
Category Compensation

James Watt is a Compensation Lawyer at RMB Lawyers. In this article he explains how a consequential injury may be compensable.

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Exclusion Clauses Dont Rule Out Injury Claims

Posted 13-02-2017
Category Compensation

Steve Baker is a Compensation Lawyer at RMB Lawyers. In this he explains how exclusion clauses work.

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$1.6 Million Superannuation Transfer Balance Cap and Estate Planning

Posted 05-02-2017

Most of us have heard about the changes to superannuation. However there is a great amount of uncertainty regarding those changes and the impact they will have on individuals. In this article, Michael Naughtin from our Estate Planning division will consider just one potential problem.

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S10 - No 'Get Out of Jail Free' Card

Posted 24-01-2017
Category Criminal Law

Criminal lawyers are often asked by their clients to “get me a Section 10”. Hanna Ayoub from our Criminal Law division explains, it is not that simple.

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How to Deal with Building Disputes

Posted 30-11-2016

ALYSHA OLIVER is a member of the Disputes Resolution team at RMB Lawyers. In this article she looks at resolving building disputes.

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Consider Joining an Asbestos Register

Posted 18-11-2016
Category Compensation

Rodney Quiggin is a Compensation Lawyer at RMB Lawyers. In this Compensation article he looks at claiming for asbestos-related diseases and RMB’s asbestos register.

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Dont be Fazed by Court Appearances

Posted 03-11-2016
Category Criminal Law

Court appearances can be intimidating. But, as RMB Lawyers Criminal Lawyer SAMIR BANGA explains, fear can be overcome with sound preparation.

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Special Disability Trust

Posted 02-09-2016

A Special Disability Trust is a trust established either by Deed or by Will.  For the purposes of this information we are discussing a Special Disability Trust established by a Will. It is a trust established for the benefit of one person whom suffers from an impairment or a disability.  In general terms the trust is designed to provide a source of income whilst not adversely affecting an individual's entitlements to a disability pension.

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Commencing proceedings in the Local Court

Posted 05-07-2016

The process involved in Commencing proceedings in the Local Court - The Statement of Claim is a pleading containing the allegations made by the Plaintiff against the Defendant and the relief sought.  The court requires you to file the Statement of Claim with the Local Court and serve a stamped copy of the Statement of Claim on the Defendant within six months of filing.  The Statement of Claim should be served as soon as reasonably practicable.

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Important Considerations when winding up a Company

Posted 05-07-2016

A company owes you money. You may be an individual or you may be a company. Regardless, you have already been through the process of initial court proceedings and you finally have succeeded in obtaining default judgement against the debtor.

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Directors Duties

Posted 05-07-2016

As a company director it is imperative that you understand your duties and comply with general and specific laws applying to your company’s operations.

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RMB Joins Forces with Leading Goulburn Firm

Posted 04-07-2016
Category News

Goulburn’s largest law firm Galland Elder Lulham has merged with Australia’s reigning Regional Law Firm of the Year, RMB Lawyers, to give its clients an expanded range of legal services.

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SMSFs and arm's length loan terms for related party Limited Recourse Borrowing Arrangements

Posted 07-06-2016

The Australian Taxation Office (ATO) has released Practical Compliance Guideline 2016/5 (PCG 2016/5) to assist trustees of self-managed superannuation funds (SMSFs) in structuring limited recourse borrowing arrangements (LRBAs), where the borrowing is provided by a related party.

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Protection for Rescue Heroes

Posted 06-06-2016
Category Compensation

RMB Lawyers Compensation Lawyer MELISSA PACHECO she considers protection for people who go to the aid of accident victims.

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Medical Negligence can be Challenged

Posted 23-05-2016
Category Compensation

Hospitals and medical specialists can make mistakes, with potentially serious consequences for the patient. RMB Lawyers Compensation Division head CHRIS SHEPPARD outlines one such case that led to a significant compensation payment.

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Compo Claims for Blameless Accidents

Posted 05-05-2016
Category Compensation

CHRIS SHEPPARD leads the Compensation Law Division at RMB Lawyers. In this week’s Law Matters he looks at the issue of blameless motor vehicle accidents.

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Care and Assistance for Accident Victims

Posted 22-04-2016
Category Compensation

MELISSA PACHECO is a Compensation Lawyer at RMB Lawyers. In this article she explains how accident victims can claim for care and assistance.

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The Rules that Apply to Workplace Surveillance

Posted 06-04-2016

Advances in CCTV cameras, computer monitoring and GPS vehicle tracking have made surveillance more prevalent in the workplace. But as TONY VALENTINETTI explains, employers must be aware of their obligations to protect the rights of an employee to privacy in the workplace.

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Psychological Illness needs more Recognition

Posted 14-03-2016
Category Compensation

KELLY CAMPBELL is a Compensation Lawyer at RMB Lawyers. In this week’s column she argues that people suffering from work-related psychological illness deserve more recognition and support.

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Grandparents and the Family Law Act

Posted 29-02-2016
Category Family Law

CLAIRE OSBORNE is a lawyer in the Family Law Division at RMB Lawyers. In this week’s law column she looks at grandparents’ rights in family breakdowns.

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