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Financial disclosure in family law matters

In this video, senior associate Craig Turvey talks about your financial disclosure obligations under the new Federal Circuit and Family Court rules. VIDEO TRANSCRIPT Hi, my name’s Craig Turvey, and I’m a senior associate in the Family Law workgroup at Cooper Grace Ward. Today, I’d like to talk to you about your disclosure obligations in parenting...


Used RAT kits in unit block bio-hazard warning

As more and more of us are turning to Rapid Antigen Tests (RATs), if only to reassure ourselves that we don’t have Covid-19, apartment block managers are having to deal with the sudden inclusion of significant numbers of used test kits in their garbage and recycling. This is only likely to increase as the...


How to Claim Compensation as a Survivor of Child Sexual Abuse

If you are a survivor of child sexual abuse, you may be entitled to compensation. We know that no amount of money will ever take away the pain and devastation Read More ... The post How to Claim Compensation as a Survivor of Child Sexual Abuse first appeared on elringtons lawyers.


It Depends – Do I need a binding death benefit nomination for my superannuation benefit?

In this week’s edition of ‘It depends’, partner Hayley Mitchell talks about whether you need a binding death benefit nomination for your superannuation. VIDEO TRANSCRIPT Hi and welcome to another edition of it depends. Today, I am going to be talking about whether or not you need a binding death benefit nomination for your superannuation benefit....


Co-founder Saying Goodbye? Here’s Why You Need A Lawyer

When a co-founder leaves a business, it isn’t always easy. It can cause some issues internally and can make responsibilities a lot heavier for existing founders and employees. However, it’s important to remember to protect your business as much as you can during this complicated time. So, what happens from here? First Thing’s First – Review Your...



When starting a business, many business owners don’t think about what will happen to their business and their assets once they die or lose capacity. Businesses of all sizes should be thinking about their succession plan in order to protect the future of their business and what may arise when The post DO YOU HAVE...


Updating Your Franchise Disclosure Document: What You Need To Know

If you’ve set up a franchise, you’ll know that there are a number of requirements you need to comply with. Laws around franchising can get quite complex, so it’s important to stay on top of your obligations. One of your main obligations involves your Disclosure Document – this is provided to a person who wants...


Do I Need To Notify ASIC About My CSF?

Most businesses will need to notify the Australian Securities and Investments Commission (ASIC) for a number of things during their business journey, such as: Changing business detailsAny breach of dutiesDirector leaving the company One situation where you’d need to notify ASIC is where your business has used Crowd-Sourced Funding (CSF). You may have heard of this...


Do I Need A Liquor Licence?

If you plan to open up your very own bar, restaurant or pub, it’s important to ask yourself whether you will be selling any alcoholic beverages to your customers. If the answer is yes, you’ll need to look into a Liquor Licence. A Liquor Licence regulates the service of alcohol, so you need to make...


How Does Copyright Protect My Business?

For all business owners, one of the most important questions you should be asking yourself is, “How can I protect my business’ Intellectual Property?”. Intellectual Property generally refers to your business’ intangible assets. So, if you’ve got an idea, a logo, a process for doing something or a business name, this all counts as your...


Cut-price construction is a false economy

When it comes to cutting corners, skimping on construction costs in strata buildings is one of the most flawed false economies in our world. But while some outcomes are more obvious than others – such as the Opal Tower and Vicinity block in Sydney, and the flammably clad buildings like the Lacrosse and Neo200...


How to Claim Compensation Following A Sexual Assault

Sexual assault has devastating impacts on an individual, which, in many cases, can be compensated. While we understand that compensation is not going to fix what has happened, it can Read More ... The post How to Claim Compensation Following A Sexual Assault first appeared on elringtons lawyers.


Chebbo v Major Crane Logistics Pty Ltd: a case reminder of the requirement of a proportionate response to employee misconduct

KEY TAKE OUTS A recent Fair Work Commission case of Chebbo v Major Crane Logistics Pty Ltd [2021] FWC 6693 serves as a reminder for employers that any disciplinary action taken against employees must be considered proportionate to the employees actions. In this case, the Fair Work Commission found that whilst the employer did have a...


Courts turn up the heat on SMSF inheritance disputes

Hayley Condon explains how superannuation benefits are dealt with upon death and how people can minimise issues for their intended beneficiaries. Growing risks in trustee discretion and conflicts of interest are continuously seen for SMSF’s and estate dispute trends, as advisers need to become increasingly wary of changing litigation risks to protect assets held...


Wine: A Family Affair – Part Two

In our earlier article, Wine: A Family Affair, Part One, we discussed the importance of having an early plan for and regular reviews of business and personal succession planning. Importantly, there are some concessions and grants for young farmers who may be seeking to take control of ownership of family farms or business operations...


What can I do if I’ve lost my Trust Deed?

First things first A trust is not a legal entity, but a definition of rights, responsibilities and obligations involving the trustee(s) and the beneficiaries, as defined in the trust deed. Nowadays, there is far greater use of sophisticated electronic storage, filing and backup – both onsite and offsite – of important documents. Where paper originals are...


What You Need to Know About Breaching Parenting Orders

In this video, OMB Solicitors Partner Abbi Golightly discusses the contravention of parenting orders. The post What You Need to Know About Breaching Parenting Orders appeared first on OMB Solicitors.


Self Care During Separation and Divorce

The impact that separation and divorce has on an individual has been recognised by social scientists as being one of the most significant emotional experiences that a person can endure. As family lawyers, we are often working with our clients during one of the most difficult times in their lives. While it is our...


What if we cannot agree whether to vaccinate our child?

In Australia, everyone over 5 years old is now eligible to get a free COVID-19 vaccination. In family law matters, decisions about whether to vaccinate your child may become complicated Read More ... The post What if we cannot agree whether to vaccinate our child? first appeared on elringtons lawyers.


NSW: NCAT Tightens the Screws on By-Laws

A recent decision of the Appeal Panel of the NSW Civil & Administrative Tribunal has highlighted the potential risks for owners corporations seeking to impose penalties and other sanctions on lot owners in connection with non-compliance with by-laws. The post NSW: NCAT Tightens the Screws on By-Laws appeared first on LookUpStrata.