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Subcontracting Tendering Seminar January 2019

Clelands Lawyers Adelaide Principal, Tom Walker gave a seminar paper on ‘Subcontract Tendering’ to Members of the Specialist Contractors.  The Specialist Contractors are a group consisting of the National Electrical and Communications Association, the Air Conditioning & Mechanical Contractors’ Association, the Master Plumbers Association of South Australia, the National Fire...

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Tax Debts in Family Law

The recent case of Snipper & James and Anor [2018] FamCA 7 (12 January 2018) offers an example of how the Court may treat the taxation liabilities of one or both parties to a matrimonial property settlement, and shows it is never to be assumed that the party incurring the...

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A Rare Costs Order in an Unfair Dismissal Claim

In a recent decision of the Fair Work Commission of Charles Parletta Real Estate Pty Ltd v Ms Maria D’Ortenzio and Ors, the Fair Work Commission took the rare step of ordering indemnity costs against a manager accused of various breaches of her employment contract.  Commissioner Platt found that the...

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Self-Managed Superannuation Fund (SMSF) and Death!

If you are a trustee or member of a SMSF special consideration should be given to the payment of the member’s benefits or entitlement held in the fund on his/her death. 

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Welcome Phil Foreman

Clelands Lawyers Adelaide are proud to announce that Philip Foreman will be joining the team as a Principal from Monday 7 January 2019.  Phil has been running a successful sole practice in Stirling for many years.  He brings with him a wealth of experience and knowledge in Commercial law, including...

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Recent Matrimonial Property Settlement Decision

In a recent decision of the Federal Circuit Court of Australia on 31 August 2018, Franklin & Ennis (No 2) [2018] FCCA 235, the case involved an interesting set of facts worthy of record.  The parties had been in a de facto relationship for eighteen years.  The “wife” had three...

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E-Conveyancing - An Update

Electronic conveyancing has been available for use in South Australia for just over 2 years. Since it was introduced there have been significant developments in the documents that can be processed and lodged on the electronic conveyancing platform, PEXA. Details of some of the updates and improvements are as follows:

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Lawyers Associated Worldwide AGM November 2018

Ben Farmer, a director of our company, attended the AGM of Lawyers Associated Worldwide (LAW) in Bangkok last week. Clelands Lawyers Adelaide have been a member of LAW since 2005.  LAW is more than an affiliate of different law firms around the world, it is a group of close knit...

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Wills & Estates: Does my elderly parent have “testamentary capacity”?

What is Testamentary Capacity and why is it so important?

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What can happen when a parent dies after separation

A recent case heard in the Federal Circuit Court in Brisbane, Winship & Wrays [2018] FCCA 2632 (21 September 2018) provides an excellent example of parenting orders which may be made following the death of a parent following their separation from the other parent.

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Is your Casual Employee Casual?

Recent decisions have created uncertainty regarding leave entitlements within the operation of the Fair Work Act (FWA) and National Employment Standards (NES). 

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Liquor Licensing Reforms - Stage 2

On 24 September 2018, new laws were introduced as part of Stage 2 of South Australia’s liquor licensing reform.

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