Resolving building disputes.
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.
Advice for people called to give evidence in Family Court cases.
A recent case which has changed the way courts look at “special skills” contributions when dividing assets in a family breakdown.
The case of a former sex worker who had her claim for de facto status rejected.
A recent case which has changed the way in which sperm donors are viewed.
The reality of equal parental responsibility after family break-ups.
Changes to the Family Law Act to provide better protection from violence and abuse.
An outline of the Mandatory Alcohol Interlock program for repeat drink driving offenders.
The Workers Compensation Act 1987 allows injured workers to claim lump sum amounts from their employer or insurer, but is it right for everyone?