Are you separating from your spouse or partner?

Written by MBA Lawyers Family Law expert Joelene Seaton Tips to prepare for this unsettling time It’s not surprising to learn that many people usually think about ending a relationship for months or even years before they decide to do so. The rollercoaster of emotions that one feels in the lead up to deciding to … Continued

Key points on engaging a lawyer and saving money

Written by Personal Injuries expert Mitchell Clark Worried about having to see a lawyer? Are you concerned about how much it will cost? These questions are very natural and are reasons for people often avoiding the engagement of a lawyer, even in situation where such engagement would be of high practical value. I can say … Continued

Injured at work?

Don’t get tripped up on Personal Injury Law Written by Personal Injuries expert Mitchell Clark How do I support myself if I am away from my job due to injury? In Queensland, there is a financial safety net provided through WorkCover, which is the Government-run insurer for the majority of workplaces in Queensland. If you … Continued

What does CTP Insurance cover?

Written by Personal Injuries expert Mitchell Clark If you suffer an injury as a result of a motor vehicle accident and the accident was not your fault (or it was partially you fault), you may be entitled to claim compensation. Claims are made against the Compulsory Third Party Insurer of the vehicle at fault, not … Continued

Pets and family law disputes

With Christmas just around the corner, pets of all types might be making their way on the Christmas wish list. Dogs, cats, birds, mice, snakes, fish, guinea pigs and chickens to name a few. Thanks to COVID-19 and more time spent at home, demand for pets in 2020 has surged. With pets now becoming increasingly … Continued

Significant changes affecting Queensland guardianship laws

New versions of enduring power of attorney and advance health directive forms come into effect today, 30 November 2020. These new forms will replace existing versions that have been in place for more than 16 years. They dictate that the attorney must have capacity for a matter and must not have been a paid carer … Continued

Online trolls ordered to pay $150k after Facebook comments

Next time you’re commenting on social media you might want to think twice about what you write. This month a Queensland Court ordered two keyboard warriors to pay a combined $150,000 for 10 defamatory online posts they made against a wedding planner. The wedding planner was awarded the extensive sum of money for “hurt and … Continued

Looking on the bright side

To look on the bright side of life during the COVID-19 crisis, the Personal Injury team at MBA Lawyers found a unique way to shine through.

Pet ban upheld in body corporate by-law dispute

Pet lovers across Australia have been dealt a minor blow after an appeal in NSW upheld the rights of Body Corporates to establish rules that restrict the behaviour of owners in buildings, including owning pets.