Settlement: Asset disposal prior to settlement

You have just suffered emotionally from a relationship breakdown, you are keen to have the property division completed so you can move on, and you find out that your ex partner is selling or otherwise disposing of an asset that would be subject to an order of the court. What can you do? This is […]

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On October 24th, 2010, posted in: Know the Law by

Crime: Intro to Criminal Law

Criminal Law is the most focal branch of law in the community. Even if you have never studied, you have possibly watched enough episodes on television to give you a general idea on how the process works. Everyone has an opinion, and the media feeds the interest shown by the public. Today, I discuss the […]

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On November 8th, 2010, posted in: Know the Law by

Arrest: Court Attendence Notices

Many people receive a CAN (Court Attendance Notice) as a direction to attend Court. This can be handed to you, posted or served. When there are no other options, Police use arrest to ensure your attendance at Court. The grounds upon which police can arrest a person may be summarized as being when they reasonably […]

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On November 21st, 2010, 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

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

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