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bike rider

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

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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signing a Will

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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caveats

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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domestic violence

Domestic violence and keeping safe during COVID-19

With the government’s direction to self-isolate at home as much as possible, there is a strong concern that domestic violence incidences will continue to increase.

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coronavirus

Early release superannuation: What you should know

Due to the financial impact of the COVID-19 crisis, and the near shut down of our economy, many people will lose their jobs or have to cope with reduced hours of work and/ or...

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Coronavirus

Further changes to Modern Awards in light of COVID-19 pandemic

In an earlier blog we outlined changes which had been made to three Modern Awards , which were intended to provide flexibility to deal with the circumstances caused by the current...

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domesic violence

When social isolation becomes dangerous: Domestic Violence during COVID-19

As lockdowns and restrictions start to amass around the world, so too does the risk to women in violent relationships. The restricted living arrangements, financial stress and...

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