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Into the Christmas Spirit20/12/2018

Many small businesses hold end of year gatherings and parties in the lead up to Christmas, do you know your legal responsibilities in holding such events.

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Sowing the Wind18/12/2018

By Rebecca Duff

You may be one of the South Australian land-owners that has been approached to lease your land to a renewable energy company for development of a wind or solar “farm”. A lease contract will have a significant impact on how you are able to use your land, so it is essential that you undertake a thorough review of the contract documents and understand their consequences.

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You wouldn’t hesitate to visit a doctor when you have a health problem.07/12/2018

By Chris Johnson

So why are people often so reluctant to hire a lawyer when they have a legal problem? The law can be complex, and sometimes even confusing; but a good lawyer will help you to understand and navigate it to get the best outcome. This post will outline what it is that a lawyer can do for you and give just a few reasons why, by engaging one to act for you, you can save yourself a lot of stress, time and sleep – (and maybe even money) in the long run.

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Lidar Speed Devices Temporarily Withdrawn05/12/2018

By Kylie Falkenberg

SA Police confirms the temporary withdrawal of Lidar speed detection devices opening the door for parties to challenge expiation notices

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Injury Scale Values22/11/2018

By Nick Pullman

Changes to the Compulsory Third Party (CTP) Scheme introduced the Injury Scale Value (‘ISV’) for the assessment of compensation for injuries arising from motor vehicle accidents. This blog summarises what you need to know about ISV's.

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eProbate15/11/2018

By Peter Ryan

Certain formalities need to be complied with to obtain an order to deal with a deceased persons assets. That is generally called a grant of probate or letters of administration.

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Who can make an Inheritance Claim?13/11/2018

By Kylie Falkenberg

Under the general principle of ‘freedom of testation’ you can give your estate to whomever you wish. However, in some circumstances this can be unfair.

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Recap on the views of a child in Family Law Cases20/09/2018

By Troy Roulstone

In 2016 we provided some information about the manner in which a child’s views are considered in Family Law cases. Recently the South Australian Commissioner for Children and Young People Helen Connolly stated (as part of her submission to the Australian Law Reform Commission’s review of the family law system) that the Courts need to rethink the manner in which children are involved as part of parenting proceedings. The Commissioner stated during her own investigations, children reported being left out.

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To Have and Withhold14/09/2018

By Megan McFarlane

Prenuptial agreements in Australia in the spotlight.

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Digital Probate07/09/2018

By Nick Pullman

The Courts Administration Authority is preparing to launch its new Electronic Court Management System known as CourtSA for Probate matters from 26 November 2018 promising quicker processing but no cost savings to court users.

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