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Time limits apply in medical negligence

Are there time limits on medical negligence claims?

In general terms, the time limit for bringing a claim for medical negligence in South Australia is three years from the date that the negligent action occurred.

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Are handwritten changes to a Will OK?

Are handwritten changes to a Will OK?

“Dad passed away recently and when I found his Will I also found some handwritten changes to it. What do I do?”

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Electronic service of legal documents

Electronic service of legal documents in question!

In South Australia service of legal proceedings are regulated by the Supreme Court Rules which in essence state that originating legal proceedings must be served personally upon...

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When does my Advance Care Directive become active

When does my Advance Care Directive become active?

Once an Advance Care Directive is signed by you and your nominated substitute decision makers (if any) have also signed, then the document is active and valid provided it meets...

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What is a reportable death for the coroner

Reporting to the Coroner - what is a reportable death?

Most of the Coroner’s work is in relation to the investigation of deaths; but not every time a person dies is their death reported to the Coroner. The Coroners Act (the Act)...

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International Womens Day 2016

International Women’s Day

On 8 March 2016 we celebrated International Women’s Day. This has been a time to reflect on the invaluable social, economic, cultural and political contributions of women in...

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house repossession due to bankruptcy

My husband just went bankrupt. Will we lose the house?

If your spouse is made bankrupt, a Trustee in Bankruptcy is appointed and is responsible for taking control of the bankrupt’s assets and selling them, where possible, to pay out...

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Workers Compensation Return to Work Coordinator

Should my employer appoint a Return to Work Coordinator?

An important aspect of the Return to Work workers compensation scheme which became operational in July 2015 is the establishment of certified ‘Return to Work Coordinators’ (“RTW...

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Make sure you have a valid Will for your overseas holiday

I’ve done my Will for my overseas holiday. Should I get any other documents done?

When going on holiday, particularly overseas, it is the perfect time to simultaneously review other documents that are important such as your Power of Attorney (to protect your...

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