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I’ve had a car accident and need help with the housework and garden

I’ve had a car accident and need help with the housework and garden

If you suffer injuries in a motor vehicle accident that prevent you from undertaking daily living like the housework or gardening, then you're may be entitled to make a claim for...

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Been charged with a driving offence and need to keep your licence?

Been charged with a driving offence and need to keep your licence?

We are asked every day what people can do to keep their licence when they have been charged with a serious driving offence. One option to consider is a “trifling application”.

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Social Media & Defeamation

Social media and defamation law – be very careful what you post online

Using social media platforms to share your experiences or try and ‘get back’ at someone can lead to protracted and very costly defamation litigation

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Medical negligence and duty of care

Duty of care and your medical treatment

If you’ve suffered a personal injury and feel that someone is responsible for causing that injury, to make a claim for compensation against that person you need to establish that...

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Family Law and "Recovery Orders" for children

Do you need to seek a “Recovery Order” to have your child returned by your ex-partner?

In this Family Law scenario, if the Mum was to file urgent proceedings in the Federal Circuit Court, she would need to request that an urgent order, known as a ‘recovery order’ be...

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Children religion and family law

Children, religion and Family Law

Our Family Law jurisdiction has been subject to a cumulative volume of court applications regarding parents in conflict over what religion their child should ascribe to.

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Small Claims and the jurisdiction of the Magistrates Court

Small Claims and the jurisdiction of the Magistrates Court

Of all the courts in South Australia, the Magistrates Court is the one with the “lowest” jurisdiction. That is, it hears matters which involve relatively low-valued claims.

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Injured in a motor vehicle accident? Don’t settle your claim unless you’ve included future medical expenses

If you’ve been injured in a motor vehicle accident, it’s easy to quantify the amount you want to claim. But have you considered the cost of future medical expenses?

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Australia’s first same sex marriages take place

History in the making – Australia’s first same sex marriages take place

Over the weekend Australia’s first same sex couple weddings took place one week after the Marriage Amendment Act came into effect.

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