A recent Federal Court decision on a casual worker’s leave entitlements has significant implications for casual workers and businesses that rely on casuals. RMB Lawyers Partner and Compensation Division head CHRIS SHEPPARD explains.
When it comes to making a decision about appointing an Enduring Guardian to look after you when you lose capacity either through old age or ill health (or both), the clear message is: don’t leave it until it is too late.
Even if you have never met your biological parent, you may still be able to make a claim on their estate. The RMB Lawyers Estate Planning division explains.
Heroic firefighters, many of them volunteers, have won the gratitude and admiration of Australians this summer as the nation has been ravaged by one of the worst bushfire seasons our country has ever endured. RMB Compensation Law head CHRIS SHEPPARD writes that these volunteers have legal rights.
Despite law changes aimed at preventing Workers Compensation claims for injuries suffered during journeys to and from work, there are still situations where such claims can be made.
The summer holiday period is generally marked by poor driver behaviour. RMB Lawyers Criminal Law division explains the Traffic Offenders Intervention Program:
Buying off the plan carries with it many potential risks and pitfalls for the unsuspecting real estate investor.
The RMB Wills and Estate division explains the tax implications for executors of estates, who may be under pressure to finalise distributions to beneficiaries:
If you have been appointed executor of a Will of a loved one who has passed away, the RMB Wills and Estates division has some important advice:
Now more than ever, proper consideration needs to be given when deciding whether to commence proceedings in the Workers Compensation Commission to have an injured worker’s level of permanent impairment determined.
The RMB Compensation division explains the principle of an intervening act in medical negligence.
A common way to buy or sell a business is through an asset sale where the purchaser buys the assets needed to continue to run the business from the vendor through a Sale of Business contract. RMB Commercial Lawyer explains the key concepts:
For both business owners and workers alike, there is often a conundrum as to whether a worker is an employee or an independent contractor. RMB Lawyers Partner CHRIS SHEPPARD explains that it is an important distinction.
Making sure you have a valid and up-to-date Will doesn’t only ensure your estate is distributed according to your wishes when you die. As the RMB Wills and Estates division writes, it is also a service to your loved ones.
RMB Lawyers Compensation division looks at a case that is dominating the media headlines:
RMB Compensation division explains a case of medical negligence at childbirth:
Firefighters who have been diagnosed with cancer should look at how amendments to Workers Compensation might benefit them.
Whether you’re a first-time business tenant or a regular with experience, it’s always important to know your obligations under your lease. Here are five top tips for tenants from our Commercial Law team.
RMB Lawyers Senior Associate ANNE BARLOW explains why it can pay to investigate compensation for consequential injuries.
Creative content producers have sought to get a message across to Australians for decades that piracy is stealing. However, as the RMB Compensation team explains, the message does not appear to be getting through.
An injury or illness that prevents you returning to work can have devastating consequences for your financial as well as physical wellbeing. But as head of the Compensation Law Division at RMB Lawyers CHRIS SHEPPARD explains, help may be at hand.
Businesses often find that clients fail to pay their invoices by the due date, we discuss the legal action businesses can take if they are having trouble with late payments.
Many casual employees are now able to convert to permanent full-time or part-time employment under certain conditions of their employment, as RMB Lawyers Partner CHRIS SHEPPARD explains.
When couples separate it’s often hard enough for them to decide who is getting the television, the couch or even the children. And when it’s the family pet, it’s by no means less complicated, as the head of RMB Lawyers’ Family Law Division CLAIRE OSBORNE explains.
The RMB Compensation Division how far a school’s duty of care to its pupils extends.