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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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Can Employers Force Staff to be Vaccinated

Posted 12-03-2021

With Australia undertaking a COVID-19 vaccination program, RMB Lawyers Partner CHRIS SHEPPARD examines whether employers can force their employees to be vaccinated.

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Build-to-Rent Changes Head Housing Reforms

Posted 12-03-2021

A new State Environmental Planning Policy (SEPP) aims to facilitate the delivery of diverse housing that meets the needs of the State’s growing population and supports the development of a build-to-rent sector. The RMB Planning Division explains.

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Conditional Release Orders Explained

Posted 05-03-2021
Category Criminal Law

Conditional Release Orders have replaced the old system of Good Behaviour Bonds for some criminal offences. The RMB Criminal Division explains what is involved.

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Perpetual Succession a Matter of Trust

Posted 03-03-2021

Trusts, including family trusts and unit trusts, are useful mechanisms to provide asset protection both throughout life and in estate planning, and also allow greater flexibility in tax planning. However, as RMB Lawyers Wills & Estates & Disputed Wills Division explains, it pays to understand the nature of perpetual succession:

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Special Disability Trusts Provide Peace of Mind

Posted 03-03-2021

Caring for a child with a disability is an incredibly challenging for parents who continue to provide ongoing care for their child into adulthood. RMB Estate Planning lawyer Division explains the value of Special Disability Trusts:

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Historical TPD Claims Worth Investigating

Posted 03-03-2021
Category Compensation

Total and Permanent Disability (TPD) insurance claim payments provide a lump sum to help people who are totally or permanently disabled due to illness or injury and unable to work. RMB Lawyers recently had great success with an historical TPD claim, as the RMB Compensation Division explains:

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Easement Access can be Contentious

Posted 02-03-2021

Easement access to a new development can be a contentious issue in property law. RMB Lawyers Associate and Local Government Coordinator explains:

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Commission to Smooth Compo Dispute Process

Posted 17-02-2021
Category Compensation

A new Personal Injury Commission is operating in NSW from March 1, designed to more simply resolve disputes between compensation claimants and insurers. The RMB Compensation Division explains how the commission will operate.

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Farm Purchases Have Extra Layer of Complexity

Posted 07-10-2020
Category Real Estate

Purchasing a farming property is much more complex than most property transactions. The RMB Lawyers Rural Conveyancing division outlines the important issues that need to be considered.

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How Australian Courts Interpret Contract Law

Posted 06-10-2020

The legal interpretation of contract can be a minefield for the unwary. HAYLEY KELLOWAY of RMB Lawyers explains the approach that Australian Courts take in interpreting contracts when disputes arise.

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Beware Legal Implications of Social Media

Posted 06-10-2020

Posting on social media during or after a family law court case can be fraught with problems, as the RMB Lawyers Family and Relationships Law division explains.

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Eight Key Issues with Hospitality Business Sales

Posted 30-09-2020

When selling any hospitality business, be it a café, restaurant, bar or venue, it's important to document the sale correctly using a well drafted Business Sale Agreement. RMB Lawyers Commercial Lawyer PAUL BARTHOLOMEW list eight common issues.

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Three Options for Setting Up Business Ventures

Posted 30-09-2020

When two or more people or companies want to come together to create a new business venture, the question of how to structure it is important. RMB Commercial Lawyer PAUL BARTHOLOMEW explains some options:

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Responsibility to Act Quickly on Data Breaches

Posted 28-09-2020

Data breaches are security violations in which sensitive, protected or confidential data such as credit card and bank details, personal health records and intellectual property is copied, transmitted or stolen by unauthorised persons. The RMB Lawyers Business & Commercial Transactions division explains the process for companies or individuals that experience a data breach.

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