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Do you have chronic pain after surgery?

Do you have chronic pain after surgery?

You’ve got a medical condition and it’s being suggested surgery will improve it. So you go into surgery or undertake the medical procedure hoping your problem will be solved. You...

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Unscrupulous employer fined by Fair Work ombudsman

Dodgy employer exploits vulnerable workers and cops $532,900.00 fine for his troubles

In a recent case the Office of the Fair Work Ombudsman prosecuted an Albury based restaurant and its sole director for its treatment of Australian and overseas workers with its...

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Changing Family Law property consent orders

Can I change my Family Law final property consent orders?

There are limited circumstances in which a court will allow changes to be made to final property consent orders. Final property consent orders are any orders that have been made...

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What is “economic loss” workers compensation under the South Australian Return to Work scheme?

What is “economic loss” workers compensation under the South Australian Return to Work scheme?

In our view, one of the fundamental flaws with the South Australian Return to Work workers compensation laws which came into effect in July 2015 is the fact that unless a worker...

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Using generic contracts and what that means for your business

Using generic contracts and what that means for your business

In times where more and more legal documentation is available online at little to no cost, the temptation to “download the contract” is increasingly strong. However, what is being...

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When are caveats not appropriate in Family Law?

When caveats in Family Law are inappropriate

As a family lawyer we see caveats being lodged over peoples’ properties after a separation on almost a daily basis. It appears to be the general practice to automatically lodge a...

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Etiquette when attending the Federal Circuit Court and Family Court Australia

Etiquette when attending the Federal Circuit Court and Family Court Australia

For many people, a courtroom is a strange place that they will never need to step into. For those that do, they tend to describe the experience as alien, confusing and often quite...

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What if something goes wrong with my beauty or cosmetic procedure

What if something goes wrong with my beauty or cosmetic procedure?

Beauty and cosmetic procedures are a booming industry in Australia. We have been receiving more calls in recent times in relation to injuries people have suffered as a result of...

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A Binding Financial Agreement (Pre-nup) is there to protect your assets

A Binding Financial Agreement (Pre-nup) is there to protect your assets

We receive frequent enquiries from people wanting to protect their assets from claims from current or future partners. What they need is a Binding Financial Agreement (commonly...

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