RMB Articles

Commencing proceedings in the Local Court

Posted 05-07-2016

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.

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Important Considerations when winding up a Company

Posted 05-07-2016

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.

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Directors Duties

Posted 05-07-2016

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.

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RMB Joins Forces with Leading Goulburn Firm

Posted 04-07-2016
Category News

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.

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SMSFs and arm's length loan terms for related party Limited Recourse Borrowing Arrangements

Posted 07-06-2016

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.

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Protection for Rescue Heroes

Posted 06-06-2016
Category Compensation

Protection for people who go to the aid of accident victims.

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Medical Negligence can be Challenged

Posted 23-05-2016
Category Compensation

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.

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Compo Claims for Blameless Accidents

Posted 05-05-2016
Category Compensation

The issue of blameless motor vehicle accidents.

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Care and Assistance for Accident Victims

Posted 22-04-2016
Category Compensation

How accident victims can claim for care and assistance.

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The Rules that Apply to Workplace Surveillance

Posted 06-04-2016

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.

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Psychological Illness needs more Recognition

Posted 14-03-2016
Category Compensation

An argument that people suffering from work-related psychological illness deserve more recognition and support.

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Grandparents and the Family Law Act

Posted 29-02-2016
Category Family Law

A look at grandparents’ rights in family breakdowns.

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Child Custody in Global Spotlight

Posted 29-02-2016
Category Family Law

How the Hague Convention is applied to international child custody battles.

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Witnesses in the Family Court

Posted 29-02-2016
Category Family Law

Advice for people called to give evidence in Family Court cases.

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Special Skills Lose their Edge

Posted 29-02-2016
Category Family Law

A recent case which has changed the way courts look at “special skills” contributions when dividing assets in a family breakdown.

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Former Sex Worker Loses De-facto Claim

Posted 29-02-2016
Category Family Law

The case of a former sex worker who had her claim for de facto status rejected.

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Does a Sperm Donor Qualify as a Father

Posted 29-02-2016
Category Family Law

A recent case which has changed the way in which sperm donors are viewed.

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Reality of Equal Parental Responsibility after Family Break-ups

Posted 29-02-2016
Category Family Law

The reality of equal parental responsibility after family break-ups.

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Family Law Act gets Tougher on Violence

Posted 29-02-2016
Category Family Law

Changes to the Family Law Act to provide better protection from violence and abuse.

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How the Alcohol Interlock Works

Posted 29-02-2016
Category Criminal Law

An outline of the Mandatory Alcohol Interlock program for repeat drink driving offenders.

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How the Workers Comp Act Works

Posted 18-12-2015
Category Compensation

The Workers Compensation Act 1987 allows injured workers to claim lump sum amounts from their employer or insurer, but is it right for everyone?

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Tax Implications of Divorce Settlements

Posted 02-12-2015
Category Family Law

The taxation implications in disposal of assets after divorce.

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Liability for Falls in Public Places

Posted 24-11-2015
Category Compensation

In this article, we look at the issue of liability when people are injured in falls in public places.

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Compensation for Pain and Suffering

Posted 22-10-2015
Category Compensation

In this article, we outlines how accident victims can qualify for compensation for pain and suffering.

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RMB Lawyers is the best regional law firm in Australia

Posted 02-10-2015
Category News

RMB Lawyers is the best regional law firm in Australia - 2015 Australian Law Awards.

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