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Frontline Workers can Claim Compo if Hit by Coronavirus

Posted 05-08-2020
Category Compensation

Workers in many occupations where they are likely to exposed to the Coronavirus can claim workers compensation benefits rather than take sick leave if they become ill with COVID-19. The RMB Compensation division explains.

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Horseracing jockey fails in bid for Compensation

Posted 28-07-2020
Category Compensation

The NSW Court of Appeal has dismissed a claim brought by a racehorse jockey suing another jockey for his fall.

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How a Recording can be Classified as a Valid Will

Posted 23-07-2020

A voice recording on an iPhone can be classed as a Will under certain circumstances, our Wills & Estates Division explains.

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Navigating the Early Stages of Your Separation

Posted 23-07-2020
Category Family Law

At the early stages of your separation, knowing what resources are available to assist you can alleviate significant financial stress. RMB Family Law division reports.

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Supreme Court Victory for Injured Workers

Posted 23-07-2020
Category Compensation

Injured workers have had a victory over insurers in the NSW Supreme Court. RMB Compensation division reports.

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RMB Works for Farmers in Regional New South Wales

Posted 13-07-2020
Category News

RMB works for Farmers in Regional New South Wales in protecting their interests with respect to negotiating positive outcomes with TransGrid Power.

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RMB continues to pay childcare for Women Lawyers

Posted 13-07-2020
Category News

For almost 10 years RMB has paid a significant percentage of the childcare fees for Women Lawyers who wish to get back to their career at our firm after having children.

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Chief Information Officer

Posted 13-07-2020
Category News

RMB Lawyers has appointed its first external Chief Information Officer in order to help it drive its innovative technology plan.

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Law firm success in Regional Australia

Posted 13-07-2020
Category News

Hundreds of lawyers in Regional Australia will come to retirement over the next 10 years and many don’t have a succession plan.

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Beware of Mobility Scooters in Shopping Centres

Posted 13-07-2020
Category Compensation

Beware of mobility scooters in shopping malls, warns RMB Compensation lawyer MELISSA PACHECO...

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Personal Injury Claims a Complex Area of the Law

Posted 13-07-2020
Category Compensation

Procedures for assessing damages in personal injury claims in NSW have become increasing complex.  RMB Compensation Lawyer FRAN SMITH explains...

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Tenancy Law Changes Protect Landlords, Tenants

Posted 13-07-2020
Category Real Estate

Changes to the NSW Residential Tenancy Laws came into effect in March, 2020. As RMB Lawyers Partner STEVE WARWICK explains...

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Claiming Leave while off-work on Compensation

Posted 30-06-2020
Category Compensation

The Workers Compensation laws concerning the use and accrual of annual and personal leave for injured workers while they are receiving compensation benefits can be confusing. RMB Lawyers Partner and head of the Compensation Division CHRIS SHEPPARD explains:

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Four Steps to Property Settlements

Posted 30-06-2020
Category Family Law

RMB Family Law Division explains the four steps involved in property settlements.

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Court Ruling has Big Implications for Casual Staff

Posted 26-05-2020
Category Compensation

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.

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Appointing an Enduring Guardian - A Wise Insurance

Posted 26-05-2020

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.

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Making a Claim on the Estate of Parent you have never met

Posted 24-02-2020

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.

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Volunteer Firies have Legal Rights to Leave and Compo

Posted 24-02-2020
Category Compensation

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.

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Compo Can Still Apply to Journey Claims

Posted 30-01-2020
Category Compensation

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.

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Re-education Program Aimed at Bad Driving

Posted 30-01-2020
Category Criminal Law

The summer holiday period is generally marked by poor driver behaviour. RMB Lawyers Criminal Law division explains the Traffic Offenders Intervention Program:

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Stamp Duty Sting for Off-The-Plan Investors

Posted 19-12-2019
Category Real Estate

Buying off the plan carries with it many potential risks and pitfalls for the unsuspecting real estate investor.

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Estate Tax Implication

Posted 19-12-2019

The RMB Wills and Estate division explains the tax implications for executors of estates, who may be under pressure to finalise distributions to beneficiaries:

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Executors of Wills often wise to take their time

Posted 21-11-2019

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:

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Big Mac Last Resort for Compensation Claimants

Posted 21-11-2019
Category Compensation

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.

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Explaining Intervening Acts in Medical Negligence Cases

Posted 21-10-2019
Category Compensation

The RMB Compensation division explains the principle of an intervening act in medical negligence.

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