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Asset Preservation Orders (Freezing Orders)

An Asset Preservation Order (also known as Freezing Orders) is an interlocutory order (a temporary or provisional order, given during the course of the legal proceedings) made by the Court to preserve the assets of a person. The orders are intended to prevent that person from doing things like hiding those assets, spending them, distributing …

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Food Allergy Sufferers Unite!

CALLING ALL FOOD ALLERGY AND ANAPHYLAXIS SUFFERERS! Recently the Commonwealth Government announced a parliamentary inquiry into allergic diseases. This parliamentary inquiry will be undertaken the Standing Committee on Health, Aged Care and Sport and will provide the opportunity for a thorough investigation into the challenges around allergic disease management in Australia. The inquiry is now …

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Variations Not Under A Building Contract

CAN YOU CLAIM FOR VARIATIONS THAT DOES NOT COMPLY WITH THE REQUIREMENTS UNDER THE BUILDING CONTRACT? Yes. The building contract has a specific process that the Builder and the Homeowner needs to follow, in particular the builder. However, this does not always happen. If the builder has carried out variation works without following the process …

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A 2019 Guide to Medical Negligence

Human skills in medicine have come a long way, becoming more and more sophisticated as time has gone on. Surgery can still be a scary thought, but it used to be that the thought of any surgery without any or little painkilling caused humans to prefer certain death over surgery. Surgery was horrifically painful, bloody, …

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How do I prepare my business for sale? Do I really need a lawyer?

There are many reasons why business owners choose to sell their business, whether triggered by financial hardship, business partnership disagreements, market changes or a desire for a change. Prior to engaging in negotiations and preparing a contract, there are numerous things business owners can do to assist in a smooth sale. Some of the key …

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The Family Law Inquiry: What is it and why should you care?

What is it? On 17 September 2019, Prime Minister Scott Morrison announced the Government will undertake a Joint Parliamentary Committee of both the House of Representatives and the Senate to conduct a wide-ranging inquiry into the Family Law system. The Inquiry will look at whether the current system, which is intended to support parents and …

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Do I Need A Commercial Or Retail Lease?

A Lease is a contractual agreement between a Landlord (also known as a Lessor) and a Tenant (also known as Lessee). This agreement governs the relationship between the Landlord and Tenant and in particular, sets out the rights and obligations of both parties with respect to a Tenant’s use of the premises. However, there are …

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Building Law in Penrith, Parramatta & Hawkesbury

Adams & Partners Lawyers (“APL”) provides specialist advice on building law in the Penrith, Parramatta and Hawkesbury areas. APL operates legal offices in both Penrith and Parramatta. A topic that raises its heads regularly is when do I need Home Warranty Insurance? The NSW Government requires Builders and Tradespersons to take out Home Warranty Insurance …

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Franchising Update Disclosure Obligations 2019

Introduction Anyone who has a passing interest in franchising will know that the Franchise Sector is under scrutiny.  This article focuses on three issues where the Disclosure Obligations of Franchisor’s have been under the spotlight. Fairness in Franchising – Marketing Fund Review The recent parliamentary inquiry in to franchising “Fairness In Franchising” disclosed 31% of …

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