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    The cost of going to court

    By Tom Dearden on 2/09/20 5:19 PM

    Except for the most extreme circumstances, going to court should be considered a ‘last resort’ and only to be used when all other options have been exhausted.

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    Which court do I use when suing someone?

    By Tom Dearden on 23/07/20 5:46 PM

    If you are having a contractual dispute with another party and have been unable to resolve the issue peacefully and informally, then you may consider suing that party by commencing proceedings against them in a court of law.

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    News: Introduction of National COVID-19 List for urgent matters

    By Karla Elias on 29/04/20 1:29 PM

    Since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, there has been a marked increase in urgent Family Law cases as a direct result of the current climate, with the Courts reporting a 39% increase of cases in the Family Court of Australia and a 23% increase of cases in the Federal Circuit Court of Australia over a four week period in March and April 2020.

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    Quantum Meruit Claims for Construction Work

    By Robert Webb on 22/09/17 11:52 AM

    Typically a builder has a right to payment for work completed under a construction contract. However where a contractor cannot make a contractual claim they have the right to make a Quantum Meruit claim instead. Quantum meruit claims are grounded on the idea that where work has been completed for the benefit of one party, and that party subsequently does not pay for that work, then they have been unjustly enriched. This entitles the contractor to make a claim for the reasonable value of the construction work completed.

    Topics: Litigation
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    Retail Lease Disputes

    By Robert Webb on 21/09/17 9:50 AM

    The Retail Leases Act (‘the Act’) is a specific piece of legislation that has been enacted to deal with the number of retail lease disputes that occur.

    Topics: Litigation
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