The Royal Commission into Child Sex Abuse has opened up opportunities for victims to tell their stories, both at Commission hearings and in civil cases.
Everyone should have a current will, but it can be particularly important for people going through divorce or separation.
Testamentary Trust Wills allow your estate to be administered in a tax effective manner for your beneficiaries. Ssuch Wills can also protect inheritances from creditors or relationship breakdowns.
Key workplace rights and obligations for employees and employers.
How a consequential injury may be compensable.
Most of us have heard about the changes to superannuation. However there is a great amount of uncertainty regarding those changes and the impact they will have on individuals. In this article we consider just one potential problem.
Criminal lawyers are often asked by their clients to “get me a Section 10”. It is not that simple.
Claiming for asbestos-related diseases and RMB’s asbestos register.
Court appearances can be intimidating. We explain how fear can be overcome with sound preparation.
A Special Disability Trust is a trust established either by Deed or by Will. For the purposes of this information we are discussing a Special Disability Trust established by a Will. It is a trust established for the benefit of one person whom suffers from an impairment or a disability. In general terms the trust is designed to provide a source of income whilst not adversely affecting an individual's entitlements to a disability pension.
The process involved in Commencing proceedings in the Local Court - The Statement of Claim is a pleading containing the allegations made by the Plaintiff against the Defendant and the relief sought. The court requires you to file the Statement of Claim with the Local Court and serve a stamped copy of the Statement of Claim on the Defendant within six months of filing. The Statement of Claim should be served as soon as reasonably practicable.
A company owes you money. You may be an individual or you may be a company. Regardless, you have already been through the process of initial court proceedings and you finally have succeeded in obtaining default judgement against the debtor.
As a company director it is imperative that you understand your duties and comply with general and specific laws applying to your company’s operations.
Goulburn’s largest law firm Galland Elder Lulham has merged with Australia’s reigning Regional Law Firm of the Year, RMB Lawyers, to give its clients an expanded range of legal services.
The Australian Taxation Office (ATO) has released Practical Compliance Guideline 2016/5 (PCG 2016/5) to assist trustees of self-managed superannuation funds (SMSFs) in structuring limited recourse borrowing arrangements (LRBAs), where the borrowing is provided by a related party.
Hospitals and medical specialists can make mistakes, with potentially serious consequences for the patient. We outline one such case that led to a significant compensation payment.
How accident victims can claim for care and assistance.
Advances in CCTV cameras, computer monitoring and GPS vehicle tracking have made surveillance more prevalent in the workplace. Employers must be aware of their obligations to protect the rights of an employee to privacy in the workplace.
An argument that people suffering from work-related psychological illness deserve more recognition and support.
How the Hague Convention is applied to international child custody battles.