Self Defence

When you are accused with an assault type of offence, your solicitor is able to raise self defence as an issue. An accused only needs to raise self defence as an issue in their case.  The prosecution then has to prove that the accused was not acting in self defence beyond a reasonable doubt. The […]

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On February 16th, 2011, posted in: Know the Law by

Divorce: It’s Not Your Child

Separation is a more difficult time endured by many couples, and along with that experience comes the associated dealings and feelings of resentment in relation to property settlements and child support. An even further difficult scenario is when after the father has been paying significant amounts of child support for years, he raises the issue […]

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On February 16th, 2011, posted in: Know the Law by

Liability: Rock Throwing

You may remember an incident over 10 years ago when a truck driving beneath an overpass was struck by a concrete block dropped by youths. The driver was struck on the chest and died. The youths were charged and convicted. The RTA were sued with the plaintiff (truck company) claiming that the RTA were liable […]

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On February 16th, 2011, posted in: Know the Law by

Court: Pleading Guilty, But Didn’t Do It

“I didn’t do it, but I’ll plead guilty anyway” These situations arise commonly where a client prefers to avoid a costly hearing, or publicity, or a perceived chance of conviction and larger penalty. As a solicitor, we have a duty to both the Court, and to our clients. These duties can conflict, and in such […]

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On February 16th, 2011, posted in: Know the Law by

Right to Silence

We often hear “You have the right to remain silent” on the high rating USA television shows, but here in Australia, can you, or should you exercise that right? Apart from some situations such as motor vehicle incidents, where certain specific information must be given by a driver or owner of a vehicle, you can […]

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On February 10th, 2011, posted in: Know the Law by

Michelle Herrmann

Michelle Herrmann was born, raised and educated in Grafton. After completing her HSC at Grafton High School in 1994, Michelle studied at the University of New England in Armidale for two years before transferring to the University of Queensland in Brisbane and graduating with both a Bachelor of Arts (majoring in Criminology and Criminal Justice) […]

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On March 20th, 2013, posted in: Our Team by

Workplace or Job Related Claims (MJO clients only)

MJO Legal has over 32 years experience in personal injury law. We are highly regarded and respected within the legal community and have experience with a broad range of claims. Where possible and appropriate, we will pursue alternative dispute resolution in an attempt to resolve your claim. However where a claim cannot be settled to […]

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On January 31st, 2011, posted in: MJO Clients by