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Could Social Media Could Effect The Outcome Of My Case?

It is now a social norm to post about your life and share your opinions and stories on social media platforms, particularly Facebook, Instagram and Twitter. Unfortunately, placing your life, private affairs and images in the public arena is risky business. The growing dominance of social media in society now means that the content posted …

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First Home Buyers – Things Western Sydney buyers need to know!

Are you purchasing a property for the first time? If the answer is yes, you may be entitled to apply for a concessional rate of stamp duty or even an exemption from paying stamp duty altogether. Under the First Home Buyers Assistance Scheme if they are purchasing a property for the first time and the …

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Enduring Guardian vs Advanced Care Directive – What do I need?

At Adams & Partners, we pride ourselves on helping you plan for the future. One of the most common ways that we do this is by helping people like yourself draft Wills and Powers of Attorneys. As most people know, a Will and Power of Attorney are estate planning documents which are used for managing …

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E-conveyancing compulsory from the 1st July 2019

From 1 July 2019 all standard NSW property transactions are to settle electronically. This means if you are selling or purchasing a property and it settles after the 1 July 2019, it will need to settle electronically. Other transactions that are to be lodged electronically include:- • Transfers; • Mortgages; • Discharge of Mortgages; • …

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Australian Law Reform Commission (ALRC) – Recommendations for Family Law System

The ALRC commenced an inquiry into the Family Law system on 27 September 2017. The Final Report was delivered on 31 March 2019. The primary recommendations of the ALRC were: 1. Closing the Jurisdictional Gap. The most significant recommendation is to abolish the Federal Family Courts, being the Family Court of Australia and family law …

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Franchising Update: Jump Swim School, The ACCC and Freezing Orders. What Now?

Introduction All Jump! Swim School franchisee need to be aware of the recent Federal Court decision involving the Jump! Swim School (Australian Competition and Consumer Commission v Campbell [2019] FCA 886 (7 June 2019)  at http://www.austlii.edu.au/cgi-bin/viewdoc/au/cases/cth/FCA//2019/886.html). Freezing Orders Justice O’Bryan has made orders freezing the assets of various entities involved in Jump! Swim School (called …

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Contractor or Employee? 

Companies often express a desire to engage workers as contractors, not employees. The economic benefits to any company in engaging contractors rather than employees can be substantial. Many companies, whether intentional or not, engage in ‘sham contracting’ or ‘disguised employment’ which is to engage a worker who is, for all intents and purposes, an employee …

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Should a parent have overnight time with young children?

It is a common question in most Family Law matters, whether a child should spend overnight time with the non-resident parent. Studies have been conducted trying to address three important practical questions: At what age and in what circumstances, is it appropriate for infants and very young children to stay overnight with the non-resident parent? …

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