Essential Checklist: Preparing for Your Will Drafting Session with a Lawyer

22 February

Preparing a will is an important step in managing your estate and ensuring your wishes are honoured after you pass away. Before meeting with a lawyer to draft your will, it’s beneficial to have several items prepared to make the process as smooth...[Read More]

Calls for citizen jury panels to regulate social media

21 February

Citizen juries should be used to better regulate large online platforms in a bid to counter growing harms on the internet, a report has urged. The report published by the Lowy Institute has called for small representative groups to be in charge of...[Read More]

10 Legal Pitfalls to Avoid: Why and When to Seek Professional Legal Advice

15 February

When navigating legal issues, it’s crucial to seek appropriate legal advice to avoid common pitfalls. Here are several mistakes’ people often make when they should be consulting with a legal professional:   Relying Solely on Online Research:...[Read More]

Right to disconnect laws pass federal parliament

14 February

Employees will now have the right to disconnect from work out of hours, after industrial relations changes passed parliament. Under the workplace reforms, employees will have the right to ignore unreasonable calls and emails outside of their...[Read More]

Effective Dispute Resolution: Strategies for Navigating Conflicts Successfully

8 February

Managing a dispute effectively requires a strategic approach that considers the nature of the conflict, the parties involved, and the desired outcomes. Here are several key considerations to keep in mind when managing a dispute:   Understand the...[Read More]

No ‘magic number’ to reduce hung juries, inquiry told

31 January

Judicial discretion, rather than imposed time limits, should direct how long jury deliberations run for during trials, an inquiry has been told. The merits of halving jury deliberation times are being examined as part of a proposed overhaul of...[Read More]

Some reasons why you should discuss inheritance planning with your family

25 January

While most people write wills, very few families discuss inheritance. Parents avoid discussing inheritance planning with their children due to the subject’s sensitivity. However, avoiding the conversation does more harm than good. For example,...[Read More]

Family Law – can be a complex and stressful journey

18 January

Family law encompasses a wide range of legal issues, including divorce, child support, and custody, and navigating through these matters can be an intricate and emotionally challenging experience for all parties involved. In Australia, family law...[Read More]

Financial management when a loved one passes away

11 January

Losing a loved one is probably one of the most stressful events one will ever go through in life. It will leave you feeling distraught and devastated, so sorting out their finances is the last thing you’d be concerned about. It could be...[Read More]

Cyber hackers break into Victorian court recordings

3 January

Victoria’s court system has been hit by a cyber attack, with hackers accessing weeks worth of recorded hearings. Court Services Victoria was first made aware of the infiltration on December 21 but it’s believed the audio visual technology...[Read More]

Deductible Gift Recipient (DGR) Registers Reform – new law coming into effect

3 January

The ATO will administer and oversee Deductible Gift Recipient (DGR) endorsement for 4 unique DGR categories.   From 1 January 2024, the Deductible Gift Recipient (DGR) Registers Reform new law comes into effect, transferring administrative...[Read More]