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disclaiming of a lease

Disclaiming a lease when a landlord goes into liquidation

If a landlord goes into liquidation then the liquidator may disclaim a lease; see the recent High Court decision Willmott Growers Group Inc. –v- Willmott Forests Limited...

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road rules and buses

When do I have to give way to metropolitan buses?

The driver of a metropolitan bus must give a change of direction signal for long enough to give sufficient warning to other drivers and pedestrians that he intends to enter the...

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contract dispute commerical law

Misled or deceived into entering a contract for goods and services?

The Australian Consumer Legislation in the Competition and Consumer Act 2010 (Cth) is a single, national law covering consumer protection and fair trading which applies in the...

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family law de facto

Family Law team success in De Facto property settlement

In late 2010 the plaintiff filed a claim against her former partner for a division of property following the breakdown of their De Facto relationship. The plaintiff had minimal...

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employment law employee or contractor

In employment law what is an independent contractor?

A few years before the Fair Work Act 2009 (Cth) came into effect, Federal legislation was passed to regulate an increasing category of workers - independent contractors.

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family law legally recognised marriage

What is the legal age to marry in Australia?

Under the Marriage Act 1961 (“the Act”), the legal age for a person to marry in Australia is 18 years of age. However there are exceptional and unusual circumstances when it may...

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WorkCover rights regarding travel

Can I travel interstate whilst on WorkCover?

For a variety of different reasons, injured workers on the WorkCover system in South Australia advise us that they need to move interstate. Often injured workers lack the ability,...

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commercial law contracts and creditors

Do you supply goods to customers on credit terms?

If you are a company and you supply goods to customers on credit terms it is important that you review what you are doing to protect yourself in the event that the customer falls...

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family law working mothers

Family matters, employment law and Mums returning to work

To the ‘Y’ generation the term “having it all” is often reflected as an overly ambitious, unattainable goal encouraged by the bra burning feminists of former decades. The reason I...

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