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    Family Law for the Future: The ALRC Report

    By Karla Elias on May 27, 2019 1:59:00 PM

    Last month, the Australian Law Reform Commission (‘ALRC’) released its report, ‘Family Law for the Future – An Inquiry into the Family Law System’ (‘the Report’). The ALRC spent 18 months working on the inquiry, which was headed by the Honourable Justice Sarah Derrington.

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    How the Courts Respond to Family Violence

    By Karla Elias on May 24, 2019 3:43:00 PM

    With the update of the Family Violence Plan in April 2019, the Courts have continued to recognise the importance of protecting those experiencing family violence, and the detrimental impact on the health and wellbeing of separating partners and children in situations of family violence.

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    Does someone with a mental disability owe a duty of care?

    By Nathanael Coles on May 22, 2019 2:42:48 PM

    In the case of Carrier v Bonham [2002] 1 Qd R 474 Queensland Court of Appeal, Bonham was a psychiatric patient with a long history of schizophrenia. He was being detained in a hospital and escaped. Carrier was driving a bus when Bonham jumped in front of the bus with the intention to harm himself. Carrier attempted to brake, however, he was unable to avoid hitting Bonham.

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    What duty of care do medical professionals owe you?

    By Nathanael Coles on May 22, 2019 11:01:00 AM

    Medical Negligence, also known as medical malpractice, is the failure from a healthcare provider to treat a patient with reasonable skill and care, causing injury as a result. This includes GPs, dentists and specialists.

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    4 Benefits of a Testamentary Trust Will

    By Andrew Frank on May 21, 2019 4:16:00 PM

    A Testamentary Trust Will is used to give a legacy to one or more beneficiaries by utilising a trust for each beneficiary.   

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    Why we don't recommend Mutual Wills

    By Andrew Frank on May 20, 2019 12:32:37 PM

    What is a Mutual Will?

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    5 Ways to Respond to Domestic Violence

    By Andrea Harrold on May 10, 2019 4:50:57 PM

    Domestic Violence is unfortunately common. Today 1 in 3 women have been or are in an abusive relationship. As Domestic Violence Prevention Month, this May, begins we look at 5 different ways to help us understand how we can respond and support those who we know are experiencing domestic violence.

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    The Purpose of Subpoenas

    By Karla Elias on May 6, 2019 4:51:33 PM

    Introduction

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    Directors Duties: A Fiduciary Obligation

    By James Frank on May 3, 2019 3:29:31 PM

    Currently there are 2,672,325 companies registered in Australia, therefore meaning that there at least 2,672,325 company directors in Australia. Fundamentally, the role of a director is a fiduciary in relation to the company. That means that they have a responsibility to place the companies interests before their own.

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    Impacts of a Statutory Demand

    By James Frank on May 3, 2019 12:23:51 PM

    In our previous article, “What is a Statutory Demand? we outlined what a statutory demand is and the high-level impact of not complying with it according to the Corporations Act 2001 (Cth). In this article we will explore the impact of a statutory demand from a creditor’s perspective and a debtor’s perspective.

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