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    How the Courts Respond Uniquely

    By Katherine McCarthy on Jun 6, 2019 4:02:22 PM

    Every matter involving parenting arrangements is different; they each have their own uniqueness that requires careful consideration by the court. However, across all cases, the court’s key consideration is what is in the best interests of the child.

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    What to do when an Executor puts the Estate in jeopardy

    By Andrew Frank on Jun 6, 2019 11:08:10 AM

    The sense of loss and grief after losing a loved one is heightened when the Executor seems to be unwilling or is unable to process the Will by applying for the grant of probate. A delay can see the assets devaluing.

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    Debt Negotiation

    By Matthew Sibley on Jun 5, 2019 11:36:21 AM

    All of us have been in a situation at one point or another where we owe someone money. Whether it’s paying someone back for dinner or obtaining a loan from a multinational financial institution, the burden of debt can be crippling for individuals and businesses alike.

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    What To Do if the Loan is Not Perfected

    By James Frank on May 29, 2019 2:49:11 PM

    The Personal Property Securities Register is a great tool for parties who lend money, supply goods on account or enter into asset leases. However, one common problem is the laziness of lenders or suppliers in perfecting their security interest.

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    A Report into the Diversity of Australian CEO's

    By James Frank on May 29, 2019 11:56:27 AM

    Consultant Conrad Liveris released a report, based on the annual reports and websites of ASX200 companies, identifying commonalities and norms in the educational and professional experiences of CEO's. According to his analysis, the CEO candidate pool has remained narrow (despite the fact that business is increasingly global) and the pathway to become CEO has likewise remained narrow and has changed little over time. The report questions, in the context of increasing community expectations of Australian business, whether businesses should consider revisiting their approach to ensure they are recruiting the best available talent rather than sticking with the familiar.

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    Time to Secure Your Director's Loans

    By James Frank on May 29, 2019 10:53:38 AM

    The Sydney property market has seen enormous growth. The median price has risen by some 412% in the past 25 years. Pegged to this has been the growth in certain industries such as trades and services or manufacturing.

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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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