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10 tips to save you time, money and emotion during a separation and divorce

This blog outlines our top 10 tips to save you time, money and emotion when dealing with a recent separation and divorce.

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What can I do if I am bullied at work? Workers prosecuted and fined for bullying an apprentice

Recently, Safe Work SA successfully prosecuted two employees of an electrical business who had bullied a young apprentice. The SA Employment Court found these two workers guilty,...

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I am in a same-sex de facto relationship - do I need a Will? 

Having a Will is especially important if you are in a same-sex, de facto relationship. In this situation, if you don’t have a Will, it is quite possible that your partner will not...

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Workers compensation for psychiatric injuries

The recent decision of the Full Court of the Supreme Court in the case of The State of South Australia (Department for Education) v Van Hattem (No 2) has provided a timely...

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Protecting your interest: lodging a caveat on your ex partner's property

After a separation, you may want to protect any interest you have in your ex-partner’s property. A caveat is a way that you can record your interest in that property on the...

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Coronavirus

Force Majeure and Frustration of Contracts

The Coronavirus (‘COVID-19’) pandemic has caused an unprecedented impact on society and the economy. Extensive protective measures implemented by Governments have created an...

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Chronology of marriage equality and social rights in Australia

The past decade alone has seen significant changes in laws surrounding treatment and discrimination of the LGBTIQ+ community. This blog outlines the timeline of marriage equality...

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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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