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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Estate Planning Basics – Superannuation Proceeds Trust

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 […]

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2017 Criminal Law Cases #4

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 […]

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2017 Criminal Law Cases #2

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, […]

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2017 Criminal Law Cases #1

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 […]

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What to do if you are injured at work

  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 […]

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Unfair Contract Terms – What Does It Mean?

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 […]

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