With Superannuation forming a large part of the asset base of Australians, the passing of accumulated Superannuation Death Benefits (particularly when supplemented with any Life Insurance contained within a Super Fund) is becoming an important issue in terms of the Estate Planning for Australians. As noted in our previous up-dates, unless there is a Binding […]
Legal Updates and FAQs
Our experienced legal team here at Adams & Partners Lawyers has compiled a series of articles and Frequently Asked Questions that will answer a lot of your questions and help you to better understand your own rights and obligations.
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Superannuation is a fundamental component of the retirement planning of all working Australians. One aspect of Superannuation that must be considered is what happens to your Superannuation Benefits in the event of death. If you think that your Will (if you have a Will) determines who receives your Superannuation upon death then this is […]
RMS licence appeal – Penrith Local Court We acted for a young lady who was to be suspended by the RMS for accumulation of demerit points. We advised of her options and recommended she participate in the Traffic Offenders Program. A good result was crucial given was required to drive to attend University and worked […]
Mid Range PCA – Fairfield Local Court Our client had returned a reading well into the mid range following a day of wine tasting with his partner who was also in the car at the time he was apprehended. Much like the rest of us, he required his licence for work. We assisted him in […]
Fundamental changes was made to workers compensation legislation in June 2012. In particular this included a provision that a lawyer was not entitled to be paid or recover any costs for a legal service provided to a worker in connection with a review of a work capacity decision. A work capacity decision involves the termination […]
Common assault occasioning actual bodily harm – Penrith Local Court Our client was going through a very difficult period following the breakdown of his marriage and had a physical altercation with his estranged wife. Courts have been tasked with taking a very harsh approach to domestic violence and are coming down hard on offenders. Fortunately, […]
Radical changes were made to workers compensation legislation in June 2012. Importantly, this included a provision that weekly payments of compensation will cease to be paid to an injured worker after 5 years of such payments unless the injured worker is assessed, or is accepted by the insurance company, in having over 20% permanent impairment. […]
Driving with a prohibited drug x2 – Moss Vale Local Court Our client was a young man who had been charged with two separate offences of driving with prohibited drug within a short period of time. Following our advice, he completed the Traffic Offenders Program and attended counselling. The Court was comforted by our client’s […]
Has this happened to you at work? You are walking down some stairs and twist and hurt your knee; You lift a box that is much heavier than you thought and hurt your back; Your boss or supervisor is making unreasonable demands regarding your work duties and you are feeling stressed. It is very […]
In our last article about “unfair contract terms and small business” we set out the new unfair contract regime that will apply to business to business contracts (B2B) from November 2016. The question though will be what is an unfair contract term? how do you identify an unfair contract term? and once identified, what do […]