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Changing Family Law property consent orders

Can I change my Family Law final property consent orders?

Thursday March 16, 2017

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 by the Family Court or Federal Circuit Court in relation to your financial matters with the agreement of both parties. When final orders are made by a court, the court deems that such orders should be final and bring an end to any litigation.   Read More  


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?

Tuesday March 14, 2017

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 is deemed “seriously injured”, their entitlement to income maintenance (your wages that is) expires after a maximum of two years. To be deemed “seriously injured” a worker must be assessed to have a permanent impairment of at 30%.   Read More  


Using generic contracts and what that means for your business

Using generic contracts and what that means for your business

Thursday March 9, 2017

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 missed is that whilst those contracts may well have been prepared by lawyers, those lawyers may not know enough about the intended use of the contract, the circumstances of the contracting parties, the specifics of your business or the law in the jurisdiction in which the contract will be ultimately used.   Read More  



Etiquette when attending the Federal Circuit Court and Family Court Australia

Etiquette when attending the Federal Circuit Court and Family Court Australia

Thursday March 2, 2017

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 distressing. These descriptions often come about because the person attending court is not aware of the procedures and etiquette that the court follows. In this blog, our references are for the Federal Circuit Court and the Family Court of Australia .   Read More