Terminating a Contract – getting it right

  • 04 November 2019

Terminating a contract is a surprisingly complex area of the law. When a dispute arises regarding the performance of a contract, looking at the situation from your side of the equation it can seem obvious that the other contracting party is in the wrong and that you are justified in terminating the contract.

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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 September 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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Family Law - How do I apply for a divorce ?

  • 05 September 2019

Everyone enters a marriage with the best of intentions. However sometimes marriages break down due to a number of different reasons. According to the most recent report issued by the Australia Bureau of Statistics in 2017, there were 49,032 divorces granted in Australia.

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5 things everyone should consider in a negotiation

  • 28 Aug 2019

All relationships have at their foundation some kind of negotiation – whether that is with our employer, a business partner or even just with our families over whose turn it is to unpack the dishwasher (in my family with 4 teenagers this seems to be a daily dispute!). The value a relationship has to you will have a profound effect on how much you are willing to compromise what you want for the sake of the making the deal.

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Avoid being 'aced' in litigation

  • 29 Oct 2018

Litigation is like tennis: the party with the ball (or the claim) serves it, often with spin, at an opponent who tries to counteract its force and alter its trajectory to prevent the serving party from capitalising on having taken the offensive.

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Leaving a violent relationship

  • 12 September 2018

Most relationships are not characterised by violence, but more and more people are understanding that violence is not just physical violence. Each child deserves to be raised in a household free from violence.

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The National Redress Scheme – A Response to Institutional Child Sexual Abuse Claims

  • 1 June 2018

A key recommendation from the Royal Commission into Institutional Response to Child Sexual Abuse was the implementation of a nation-wide Redress Scheme.

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The benefits of being classified as a ‘worker’ during times of injury.

  • 29 May 2018

There has been a lot of media attention in recent months concerning the lack of protections afforded to those who work in the ridesharing and food delivery industry who are classed as ‘contractors’ for employment purposes. In many instances these contractors are not entitled to an award (or ‘minimum’) wage nor are they entitled to claim benefits under the workers compensation legislation if they are injured on the job.

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What do you mean we can outsource our Babysitters?

  • 03 Apr 2018

Putting aside the usual problems with having your parents around for long periods of time, grandparents are an excellent source of babysitting labour – they're trustworthy, love their responsibilities and free!

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