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The Issues Schools Face with Family Law Disputes

Schools often find themselves having to read and interpret family law court orders. There’s often a lot to consider including whether one parent has to authorise the other parent to collect the child from school, whether the school needs to send out two newsletters or reports, whether the school is to contact both parents in

The Issues Schools Face with Family Law Disputes2022-09-08T00:41:21+10:00

Not So Fast – Changes Limit the Ability of Developers to Rescind Off-the-Plan Contracts

Recission of off-the-plan contracts in the ACT has been topical in the news and, in response, the Legislative Assembly has recently moved a Bill to provide greater protection to buyers from this occurrence. The Civil Law (Sale of Residential Property) Amendment Bill 2021 seeks to prevent developers from exercising rescission clauses to take advantage of

Not So Fast – Changes Limit the Ability of Developers to Rescind Off-the-Plan Contracts2022-09-08T00:43:20+10:00

Defamation and Social Media – Be Careful About Comments

The High Court of Australia recently ruled that media publishers are liable for defamatory third-party comments posted on their social media pages, because by facilitating and encouraging the comments they assisted in their publication. This ruling doesn’t just apply to the media. It means that if you or your business administers or hosts a page

Defamation and Social Media – Be Careful About Comments2022-09-29T22:49:00+10:00

Snedden Hall & Gallop Personal Injury Team Recognised by Peers for Outstanding Work

Snedden Hall & Gallop wish to thank their colleagues in the ACT legal profession who have again ranked our personal injuries team highly in the prestigious Doyle’s Guide awards. The Doyles Guide is a comprehensive and independent directory which showcases Australia's best firms and lawyers. It is compiled based on the findings of extensive surveys

Snedden Hall & Gallop Personal Injury Team Recognised by Peers for Outstanding Work2022-09-08T04:31:30+10:00

I’m a Permanent Resident – Can I Apply for the NDIS?

In our last article on the NDIS, we talked about some tips and strategies to make sure your application to the NDIS stood the best possible chance of success. Today we examine the circumstances under which a visa holder can be accepted into the scheme. The public understanding of the NDIS is still evolving. For

I’m a Permanent Resident – Can I Apply for the NDIS?2022-09-29T22:49:34+10:00

Director Identification Numbers (DINs)– what are they and do I need one?

From November 2021 directors of companies in Australia will need to verify their identity, and can apply for to have a Director Identification Number (DIN) through the newly established Australian Business Registry Services. The aim of the new scheme is to enable stakeholders in companies – including shareholders, employees, creditors and regulators – to know

Director Identification Numbers (DINs)– what are they and do I need one?2022-09-29T22:50:05+10:00

The Changing Environment of Workplaces in a COVID-19 Environment

All employers and employees are well aware of the way in which our workplaces have changed in the last two years. In March 2020 we published an article dealing with workers compensation issues arising from COVID-19. It focused on the need for employers to ensure safe work practices and a safe workplace, particularly with working

The Changing Environment of Workplaces in a COVID-19 Environment2022-09-29T22:50:36+10:00

Update – A grandparent lives in the granny flat

Different generations are choosing to live together again. With home ownership becoming more difficult for younger people to achieve and people living active lives for longer, we increasingly have conversations with clients about how to make inter-generational living work for them. A useful tool is the granny flat interest. The granny flat does not have

Update – A grandparent lives in the granny flat2022-09-29T22:50:58+10:00

NSW Land Registry Services makes a ‘C change’

Property law is crammed with ‘Cs’ – contract, conveyancing, caveat − and everyone’s favourite of the last 18 months, COVID-19. One important word starting with C that everyone should be aware of is cessation, or to be exact, cessation day, when the NSW property space will do away with certificates of title (CTs) for good.

NSW Land Registry Services makes a ‘C change’2022-09-29T22:51:21+10:00

What Do You Do When You Are Injured at Work?

Injuries at work can be devastating! When a worker suffers a physical or psychological injury, it can lead to time away from work and treatment expenses. In this article we explore what compensation may be available for workplace injuries in the private sector. Workers compensation If an injury or disease occurred ‘in the course of

What Do You Do When You Are Injured at Work?2023-12-21T18:29:22+11:00

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