Blogs

Going to Court in a post COVID-19 World - Family Law

  • 9 Nov 2022

On Monday 7 November 2022, the Chief Justice of the Federal Circuit and Family Court of Australia (FCFCOA) issued the Special Measures Information Notice Hearing Protocol (SMIN). This replaced the Special Measures Information Notice COVID-19 Hearing Protocol, which was revoked on Friday 4 November 2022.

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Family Law in the Federal Budget The Lighthouse Model

  • 10 Oct 2022

In the recent 2022/2023 Labour Federal Budget, family violence was in the spotlight. In addition to other key funding initiatives, $63.75M over 4 years will be provided towards the maintenance and roll out of the Lighthouse Model to all primary family law registries of the Federal Circuit and Family Court of Australia

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Personal Injury Claims for Recreational Activity

  • 07 Sep 2022

Acorn Lawyers' director, James Govan, NSW Law Society Accredited Specialist in personal injury law, recently featured in an ABC Radio (Illawarra) story regarding community outrage over a recent spate of injuries to young children at an adventure playground in Berry.

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Landmark Fair Work Decision - A Win for Domestic Violence Victims

  • 23 May 2022

Domestic Violence has come under the social spotlight recently with many reports in the media of horrendous acts of family and domestic violence, too often with a fatal outcome and disproportionately affecting women.

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Criminal Lawyer, David Mewett's success on defending ADVO

  • 08 Mar 2021

Criminal Lawyer, David Mewett's success on defending ADVO

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Retail and Other Commercial Leases COVID-19 Regulation 2020

  • 17 Jul 2020

Who would have thought that the states in Australia would be controlling their borders in 2020? The fact remains that thanks to an invisible enemy, as of 8 July 2020, people entering from neighbouring states need entry permit to enter New South Wales.

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Commercial Leases: Where Do We Stand With COVID - 19

  • 20 Mar 2020

All businesses in Australia are experiencing unprecedented times – literally. The Federal Government has made several policy announcements to help businesses in the last week or so

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Medical Centre Structures Under Focus' Payroll Tax

  • 08 Nov 2019

It is common knowledge that structure of a Medical Centre is important for various reasons such as risk management, tax, administration and productivity to name a few. 

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Getting the court to order an easement over an adjoining property s88K applications

  • 9 October 2019

(or can I force my neighbour to give me an easement over their property so I can develop my property?)

These days owners of large blocks of land who want to realise the full potential of their land often seek to sub-divide or otherwise develop it.

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Make sure you are paid your correct Long Service Entitlement when you leave your employment (NSW)

  • 16 Sep 2019

The rules surrounding the entitlement to be paid out long service leave are complex. They relate in part to what award and/or state and territory legislation you were employed under combined with the circumstances under which you are leaving your employment.

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