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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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New Path from Casual to Permanent Work

Posted 16-08-2021

The National Employment Standards (NES) now provides casual employees with a pathway to become a permanent employee. This is known as ‘casual conversion’. The RMB Employment Law Division explains.

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Holiday Park Terminations Explained

Posted 13-08-2021

Holiday Park owners and people who occupy long term casual van sites are both protected under the Holiday Parks Act. RMB Lawyers Local Government Law Division explains.

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Don’t Leave Dust Diseases Claims too Late

Posted 04-08-2021
Category Compensation

Dust diseases compensation can be obtained through two avenues, but victims should act as soon as they are aware of a problem. The RMB Compensationn division explains.

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Timing Critical in Assessing CRPS Injuries

Posted 30-07-2021
Category Compensation

The medical condition known as complex regional pain syndrome or CRPS has received significant media coverage in recent years. The RMB Compensation division explains the syndrome and suggests that timing is critical for people affected to claim compensation.

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Building Reforms in NSW

Posted 10-05-2021

In light of the recent Opal Tower and Mascot Tower disasters, it comes as no surprise that public confidence in the NSW building and construction industries is at an all-time low.  But change is coming, as the RMB Lawyers Building and Construction division explains.

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Settlements Smoother with Full Disclosure

Posted 10-05-2021

Full and frank disclosure of financial matters by couples who are separating is the key to avoiding the stress, effort and costs associated with a delayed property settlement. The RMB Family Law division explains.

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Taking on Compensation Insurers

Posted 10-05-2021
Category Compensation

If you have suffered an injury which is disputed by a workers compensation insurer, you have the right to challenge their decision. The RMB Compensationn division explains.

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Locking out your Ex is not always Possible

Posted 06-05-2021

Changing the locks on your home after separation is not necessarily straightforward. The RMB Family Lawyer division explains.

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How to Prove a De Facto Relationship

Posted 06-05-2021

De facto couples have many of the same rights and obligations as married couples when they separate. The RMB Family Lawyer division explains how a de facto relationship is defined under the Family Law Act:

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You can sue for Cosmetic Surgery that goes wrong

Posted 06-05-2021
Category Compensation

Cosmetic surgeons can be sued for medical negligence like any doctor, but the elective nature of cosmetic surgery makes it more difficult for you to bring a medical negligence claim successfully.  Our RMB Compensation division explains.

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Importance of Being Earnest About Land Tax

Posted 30-03-2021

There is a rapidly expanding number of people taking up small rural land holdings or “hobby farms”. As RMB Lawyers Partner and rural property expert HUW EDWARDS explains, it pays to be aware of potential tax implications:

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When GST Applies to Rural Land Transactions

Posted 30-03-2021

The Goods and Services Tax can apply to the sale of rural land under certain circumstances. RMB Lawyers Partner and rural property specialist HUW EDWARDS explains:

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Crown Roads – A Problem for Landholders

Posted 30-03-2021

Crown or “paper” roads criss-cross rural NSW, creating potential access issues and other problems for landowners. RMB Lawyers Partner and rural property specialist HUW EDWARDS explains:

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Compensation for an Injured Apprentice

Posted 30-03-2021
Category Compensation

RMB Lawyers successfully secured $52,000 for an injured apprentice as part of a total and permanent disablement claim. Compensation Lawyer AIMEE LANYON outlines the case:

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One Eye on the Future - Planning the Future of Your Family Business

Posted 23-03-2021

Succession planning is often overlooked when compared to the day-to-day pressures of running a family business.

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