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How to keep your legal costs down – our top tips

If your business is involved in a commercial dispute, your biggest concerns are likely to be the financial losses that your organisation and its officers could suffer, and the size of your legal bill. Commercial disputes can be disruptive, emotional and exhaust...

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Compensation for a work injury damages claim

Workers compensation law is aimed at supporting workers who are injured, aggravate a pre-existing injury or condition, or become ill as a consequence of: performing their usual work duties on or off work premises; an incident arising out of their employment travelling...

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Common misconceptions about estate planning

An estate plan involves more than signing a Will and leaving it in a safe place. An effective estate plan requires consideration of several matters and ongoing review to ensure it reflects your testamentary wishes and covers unexpected events. In this article, we look...

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Why you should read online terms and conditions

The rapid pace at which technology is progressing means more of us are ‘transacting’ in a global environment. International online contracts are common for businesses and consumers - whether we are purchasing fashion accessories through online retail outlets,...

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What a Will Kit doesn’t do

There are various ‘Will Kits’ available on-line – most are cheap or ‘free’ and all you need to do is download them and fill in the blanks. Many websites boast that you can prepare your Will ‘without spending hundreds of dollars on legal fees’. Simple, right? Not...

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Honey, I just fell off a roof – protection for tradies!

If you are a tradie, are married to a tradie or have tradie mates, this is important. Unless you are the luckiest or least accident prone individual in the world it is highly likely that you will suffer some kind of accident or injury during the course of your working...

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Appointing an Enduring Guardian

When making estate plans, many people under-estimate the importance of appointing an enduring guardian. An enduring guardian can make lifestyle, health and medical decisions on your behalf if you lack the capacity to make those decisions yourself. A guardian acts as a...

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Contractual obligations in the wake of COVID-19

The coronavirus (COVID-19) presents numerous challenges for individuals and businesses, amongst them, the legal rights and responsibilities under existing contracts during a pandemic such as this. Parties to a contract that are facing difficulties in meeting their...

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