November 2015

RECOMMENDATION FROM ROYAL COMMISSION INTO INSTITUTIONAL RESPONSES TO CHILD SEXUAL ABUSE

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October 2015

The Protection of Body Corporate Management Rights Agreements

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October 2015

Sexual Violence Awareness

The victims of sexual violence, including children victimised by institutions are the subject of a current Royal Commission in Australia.

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August 2015

Money, Motor Cars and Mad Max

Jon Blake had considerable charm and good looks, who many likened to Mel Gibson. Blake played the lead role in the film “The Lighthorsemen” which was filmed in western South Australia, completed on 1 December, 1986. Blake attended a party and then started on journey by car back to Adelaide. During the long journey Blake was seriously injured in a major (real life) motor car accident involving 2 other vehicles.

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June 2015

Employer Policies and Procedures to Prevent Unfair Dismissal

Employers  who  are  faced  with  unfair dismissal  complaints  or  other  litigation  are in  a  better  position  to  defend  themselves  if they  can  demonstrate  that  they  have  wellwritten,  up-to-date  workplace  policies  and have trained their staff on those policies.

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June 2015

What Price Injury in Sport

These are the questions which are currently being heatedly debated by the public and the authorities in Australia. This follows the consideration of legal action by Alex McKinnon of the Newcastle Knights who suffered a serious spinal injury whilst being tackled by two Melbourne Storm players in a match last season. The incident during the game left him disabled and confined to a wheelchair. As a young man he has concern for his future and can’t return to play professional football.

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April 2015

Terms & Conditions

“Subject to the attached Terms and Conditions”, is a term we often read at the end of a quotation, competition, sale agreement or simply a store’s return policy.  But who reads those, right?  Wrong!  While sometimes business owners think they are limiting the recourse that customers can have against them, the wording they use may be imposing unnecessary obligations on them to their absolute detriment. 

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March 2015

Body Corporates & Building Defects

Building defects within bodies corporate are becoming more frequent and complicated.  Body corporates are finding themselves facing significant, expansive and expensive building defects which are resulting in both slow sales and disgruntled owners.  We provide a summary of the leading case in Australia concerning defects and the causes of action available in pursuing the builder and/or manager. 

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