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    Property Settlement and Capital Gains Tax

    By Karen Barber on Jan 28, 2022 12:40:25 PM

    When negotiating a property settlement with your former spouse, it is important to consider any potential Capital Gains Tax (“CGT”) implications.

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    Legal Correspondence and Family Law Matters

    By Karen Barber on Jan 28, 2022 11:37:40 AM

    Solicitors are not employed to act as ‘postman’ to vent the anger and vitriol of their clients.

    Topics: Family Law Court
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    The apprehension of bias principle: Can judges and lawyers still be friends?

    By Karen Barber on Nov 26, 2021 10:56:57 AM

    “Justice should both be done and be seen to be done, reflecting a requirement fundamental to the
    common law system of adversarial trial – that it is conducted by an independent and impartial
    tribunal”. The recent High Court decision Charisteas v Charisteas [2021] HCA 29   puts a dampener on the friendships between judicial officers and legal practitioners.
    Topics: Court
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