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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 family law 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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Newsletter September 2018

In September we share some information about cryptocurrency, provide a case study on whether you are protected by the Retail Commercial Leases Act (1995)(SA) and detail why you need to formalise your property settlement in family law matter.

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Newsletter July 2018

In July we share a decision handed down in the Family Court relating to the valuation of rural property in matrimonial breakdowns, remind you to look at subject to finance conditions on sale agreements and ensure you know the basic requirements for domestic building work contracts.

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Newsletter June 2018

For the month of June we share what to do about a barking dog, how to go about getting your money back while collecting your debts, children having access to their parents Family Court File, and the alternatives to tattooing your wishes on your chest.

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Newsletter February 2018

For February we share the amendments to the Commonwealth Privacy Act, review your obligations with regards to supply of alcohol to minors, consider the risks of failing to comply with financial orders in Family Law & GST payment obligations when purchasing a new residential property.

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Recent Amendments to the Commonwealth Privacy Act

On 22 February 2018 the law changed by reason of The Privacy Amendment (Notifiable Data Breaches) Act 2017.  This legislation details what needs to happen if and when a company suffers a loss of personal data to an outside attacker.  Businesses can no longer ignore the problem, in fact, positive...

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