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How are search warrants issued in Australia?
Both legislation and the common law treats property and privacy rights as sacrosanct, and when such rights are imposed upon via a search warrant, there are a number of serious considerations that a justice must take into account before issuing a search warrant. Search warrant and the law ...
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$500,000 award paid to an estate following the death of a worker on her journey home from work.
In this alert, Partner Robert Tidbury and Solicitor Hannah Staunton discuss the recent decision of Namoi Cotton Co-Operative Ltd v Stephen Easterman (as administrator of the estate of Zara Lee Easterman) [2015] NSWWCCPD 29 where the NSW Workers Compensation Commission upheld the decision of the ...
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2015 Budget – A big step in the right direction for crowd sourced equity funding.
In a welcome move for startups and innovative businesses, the Government has committed $7.8 million in the Budget to remove obstacles for crowd sourced equity funding in Australia. Crowd funding is a world-wide phenomenon and has the potential to significantly boost the start-up and small-scale ...
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Dispelling some myths in relation to property entitlements after the end of a marriage.
It's never easy when a marriage comes to an end and beyond the emotional difficulties that individuals must face, there are also a number of additional practical considerations that need to be taken into account as well, such as the division of property. When it comes to the law, ...
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What are the general rights and obligations imposed on tenants and landlords?
Australian housing prices still for the most part remain quite high when compared with the rest of the world, so as a consequence, many people choose to rent property. When a person is subject to a rental agreement, there are many rights and obligations attached on both the tenant and landlord ...
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How can I change or revoke my will? A general introduction.
We here at FindLaw have consistently emphasised the importance of creating a valid will – especially if you have substantial assets, and beneficiaries. However, your life is at a constant state of evolution and circumstances may arise where a need to change, or revoke a will may become necessary ...
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Who Is Australia’s Cheapest Chemist? A cautionary tale for all trade mark owners.
Registration of a trade mark grants an owner the best protection of a brand against unauthorised copying, and trade mark challenges by third parties. When used correctly, it is an important tool in shaping the way you do business and can often be used to gain an advantage over your competition.
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Exchange of emails can lead to a binding agreement for lease.
In the recent case of Vantage Systems Pty Ltd v Priolo Corporation Pty Ltd [2015] WASC 21, the Court of Appeal of Western Australia held that an email exchange between a tenant and a landlord's agent amounted to an immediately binding agreement for lease and a licence, despite the fact that: ...
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The laws relating to money laundering, fraud, tax evasion, theft, arms and drug trafficking.
I INTRODUCTION. A Definition. Money Laundering. Money obtained from illegal activities such as fraud, tax evasion, people smuggling, theft, arms trafficking, drug trafficking, and other such corrupt practices is considered to be 'dirty'. It needs to be laundered, or cleaned in order to ...
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Co-worker’s assault on a FIFO worker at a mine site’s tavern was outside the ambit of their employment.
In this alert, Partner, Robert Tidbury, and Solicitor, Matthew Boyce, discuss a recent decision of the Administrative Appeals Tribunal (AAT) in a case where an employee (the applicant) was assaulted and injured by a co-worker during a visit to a tavern in a small mining town where he was based.
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No double dipping allowed for plaintiff injured by heavy fire door.
Brozinic v The Federal Capital Press Pty Limited trading as The Canberra Times [2015] ACTCA 8 considered the following issues: Whether the defendant could claim the benefit of a Deed of Release the plaintiff had entered into with his employer in relation to the injuries; and; The liability of ...
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Is blasphemy an offence under Australian law?
It may seem quaint for some to consider blasphemy as an actual offence, but in many countries it still is certainly the case, including England where it remains as a common law offence. So if you're interested in finding out more about blasphemy, read on to learn about blasphemous libel.
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