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Full Federal Court confirms casual employees are entitled to paid leave

In a decision published on Wednesday 20 May 2020, the Full Federal Court found that Robert Rossato – a “casual” worker engaged by a labour hire company, WorkPac Pty Ltd to work at...

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Trials by technology in family law - the traditional vs virtual courtroom

The courts are now conducting hearings in family law matters as a result of the COVID-19 restrictions. In this blog, we discuss whether clients are put at a disadvantage if their...

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Family law property settlements and COVID-19

The COVID-19 pandemic has had a drastic impact on the everyday lives of people all over the world. In the sphere of Family Law, the financial impact must be recognised as a factor...

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What does South Australia easing COVID-19 restrictions mean for your family law matter?

In regard to the practice of family law by our firm during the pandemic, it has mostly been business as usual with slight changes including some of our staff working remotely,...

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Bike Riders v Potholes: Is the Council liable for injuries caused by defects in the road?

We are frequently contacted by cyclists with queries about whether a Council can be held liable for injuries sustained as a result of encountering a pothole in the road, or...

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COVID-19

My boss is getting JobKeeper - what does that mean for me?

JobKeeper intended to make it easier for employers whose income has been adversely affected by the COVID-19 pandemic to maintain employment relationships with their staff, in the...

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Adult Adoption success story

Andersons Solicitors have now successfully made an application for an adult adoption for one of our clients and their family. This was processed through the Youth Court of South...

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What are Informal Wills?

The making of a Will is the usual way for a person to ensure that their estate will be passed on after their death according to their wishes. However, a Will must satisfy certain...

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How do I keep a caveat on my ex partner’s property?

In an earlier blog post, we discussed the question of whether to caveat or not to caveat. In second blog of our caveat series, we will discuss how to keep a caveat on an ex...

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