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commercial construction disputes

Recourse for non payment in commercial construction disputes

The Building and Construction Industry Security of Payment Act 2009 (SA) (“the Act”) commenced operation in South Australia on 10 December 2011. The legislation is designed to...

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family law separation

Do I need to formally register separation from my de facto?

It is not necessary in South Australia to register any separation from a de facto relationship. There is also no facility in South Australia to register the existence of a de...

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asbestos compensation

A stark reminder about the dangers of asbestos

Earlier in October 2014, it was revealed that sixteen people (and probably many more) who lived within one kilometre of a Melbourne factory had each died of an asbestos-related...

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the law and retaining walls

Having a dispute about a retaining wall or fence?

A retaining wall is a wall that has been designed to restrain soil to manmade slopes. Retaining walls are used to bound soils between two different elevations in areas such as...

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testamentary trusts

What is a testamentary trust?

A Testamentary Trust is usually a discretionary trust which comes into effect upon the death of a person. A discretionary trust is a trust where the person in control of the trust...

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building works warranties

Warranty periods under the Building Work Contractors Act versus the Development Act

The Building Work Contractors Act 1995 (SA) (“BWCA”) regulates building work contractors and the supervision of building work. Under the BWCA there are certain statutory...

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advance care directives

Advance Care Directives replace Power of Guardianship

You may currently be healthy with full capacity, but that does not mean that you should not have an Advanced Care Directive (“ACD”) in place. Ill-health unfortunately can happen...

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workcover changes south australia

Impending Changes to WorkCover in South Australia

In January 2014, I wrote a article “An overhaul of the workers compensation system in South Australia” regarding the Weatherill Government’s announcement to overhaul the workers...

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seperation and family law

My husband left me for another man

The number of ways in which people in relationships and marriages can breakup is endless. Believe me, in our line of work we have seen countless ways for the relationship to end.

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