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Organisers Can't Afford to Risk Slippery Grounds

Posted 10-06-2022
Category Compensation

Given the recent weather and the cancelation of numerous sports due to sporting field conditions, the High Court of Australia has delivered a timely decision which provides guidance to event organisers. RMB Compensation Division leader CHRIS SHEPPARD EXPLAINS:

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Managing Cost Pressures in the Building Industry

Posted 10-05-2022

Economic factors and supply chain issues have seen building costs increase substantially in recent months. RMB Lawyers’ Building & Construction division explains it is important that homeowners are aware of how to manage these costs pressures.

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Compensation for Dust Diseases in Agriculture

Posted 26-04-2022
Category Compensation

Farmers and other agricultural workers who acquire dust diseases through their work can seek compensation, as the RMB Compensation division explains.

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How to Deal with Dental Negligence

Posted 07-04-2022
Category Compensation

Most people don’t enjoy going to the dentist on a good day, let alone after suffering an injury during the course of their dental treatment. However, as The RMB Compensation Division explains, you can claim compensation for dental negligence.

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NSW Government Reviews Land Zoning Process

Posted 31-03-2022

The NSW Government has reviewed how Local Environmental Plans (LEPs) work in guiding planning decisions for local councils through zoning and development controls. RMB Planning Lawyer TANYA EMMETT explains that a new appeal process and other improvements will result from the review.

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Remote Witness Technology Now a Legal Reality

Posted 21-03-2022

COVID pushed many industries to explore new technology and methods of working. For the legal industry, the biggest changes included electronic signatures and remote witnessing of legal documents. The RMB Business & Commercial Transactions division explains that the changes have become permanent.

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Puppet Masters and their Role in Family Law

Posted 21-03-2022

“Puppet masters” of discretionary trusts can be crucial in Family Law property settlements. RMB Family Law Lawyer LUKE ELLIOTT explains. The RMB Family & Relationships Law Division explains.

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Compensation Claims Need a Work Connection

Posted 21-03-2022
Category Compensation

Injured workers can receive compensation for injuries that are sustained in work-related activities, but how closely related the activities are to your work is the question. The RMB Compensation Division explains.

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Case puts Councils on Notice over Risk Assessments

Posted 16-03-2022
Category Compensation

People injured in local council facilities could be assisted by the recent determination of a claim against Wollongong City Council. The RMB Compensation Division explains.

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Forging Vaccine Information a Costly Crime

Posted 04-03-2022

People caught forging COVID-19 vaccination certificates face heavy fines of up to $11,000 and even imprisonment after a recent change to NSW public health orders. PATRICK GETTRUST from RMB Lawyers explains.

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Executors of Wills can Claim for their Work

Posted 31-01-2022

Executors of estates, particularly those who are not direct beneficiaries of the estate, can now apply for a commission for their work. The RMB Wills and Estates Division explains.

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Court Merger Heralds New Family Law Era

Posted 31-01-2022

In September, 2021 the Federal Circuit Court of Australia and the Family Court of Australia merged to form one Court known as The Federal Circuit and Family Court of Australia. The RMB Family Law Division explains.

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Importance of Agony of the Moment Principle

Posted 31-01-2022
Category Compensation

Acting in the “agony of the moment” is a strong principle in Compensation Law, as the RMB Compensation Divison explains.

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Financial Aid to Help Women Flee Violence

Posted 31-01-2022
Category Criminal Law

The Federal Government now has financial assistance available for women fleeing domestic violence. RMB Family Law specialist CLAIRE OSBORNE explains how the payments are administered.

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Builders Must Prioritise HBCF Insurance

Posted 31-01-2022

Builders and other building contractors need to understand their obligations under the Home Building Compensation Fund insurance laws. The RMB Compensation Division explains:

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Choosing an Executor for your Estate

Posted 04-11-2021

When you make a Will, you will choose someone to be yourexecutor – the person in charge of distributing your estate to the correct beneficiaries after you pass away. RMB Wills and Estates Division explains what you should consider when deciding on who you want as your Executor.

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Compensation When Childbirth Goes Wrong

Posted 04-11-2021
Category Health

Mothers may experience complications during childbirth which tragically result in permanent and debilitating injuries for the mother and/or child due to inadequate medical advice or treatment by midwives, the hospital or obstetricians. RMB Lawyers Special Counsel MARGARET CURRAN explains the redress available under these difficult circumstances:

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Seek Advice if Charged with Drink Driving

Posted 04-11-2021
Category Criminal Law

Driving a motor vehicle while under the influence of alcohol is a serious offence, with significant penalties for majortransgressions. RMB Criminal Law Division explains the importance of seeking good legal advice:

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Beware Social Media Trap in Compo Claims

Posted 04-11-2021
Category Compensation

Social media can be an unexpected trap for injured people pursuing Compensation claims, RMB Compensation Division warns:

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Beneficiaries of a Will Must be Kept Informed

Posted 04-11-2021

While an estate’s executor is the person most involved in an estate’s administration, this does not mean they can leave the people who stand to benefit from the estate assets(beneficiaries) in the dark throughout this process. RMB Wills and Estates Division explains:

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Be Aware of Home Building Contract Costs

Posted 02-11-2021

Building your home is likely to be one of the most significant financial investments of your lifetime. It is important homeowners understand their building contract and avoid incurring unforeseen costs over the course of their build.

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Workers Compensation Fact Sheet - Psychological Injuries

Posted 29-09-2021
Category Compensation

What does a worker need to do to lodge a workers compensation claim?
To lodge a claim for workers compensation benefits, a worker needs to submit a Notification of Injury or Claim Form to icare or their relevant self-insurer (such as BlueScope Steel or Wesfarmers/Coles employees)

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Duty of Care for First Responders - Police Officers

Posted 09-09-2021

Police, ambulance and fire service first responders who are exposed to traumatic events as part of their job are entitled to a duty of care, like employees in other fields. RMB Compensation Division explains a case involving a police officer with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder.

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Duty of Care for First Responders

Posted 09-09-2021
Category Compensation

Police, ambulance and fire service first responders who are exposed to traumatic events as part of their job are entitled to a duty of care, like employees in other fields. RMB Compensation Division explains a case involving a police officer with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder.

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Mandating Vaccinations for Employees

Posted 24-08-2021

As COVID-19 case numbers increase and vaccinations become more widely available, RMB Lawyers examines the legal right for employers to mandate vaccinations for their workforce.

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