Court Work & Dispute Resolution

A series: COVID-19 Vaccine – Can my employer force me to get it? (part 2)

The absence of a legal requirement does not mean that people will be not receive directions to have the COVID-19 vaccine from employer’s and other areas in society. Pursuant to Workplace Health and Safety laws, an Employer has an obligation to provide a safe workplace and employees have obligations to assist their Employer in maintaining …

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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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What to do when you’re served with an AVO?

Being served with an Apprehended Violence Order (AVO) is both confronting and intimidating. First and foremost, it is important for any defendant to seek legal advice. Each persons set of circumstances is unique and an AVO can effect many aspects of a persons life. This can include employment, travel and in some cases can cause …

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Criminal Sentencing 2019

In late 2018, the penalties able to be imposed by the Local Court of NSW changed. When a party pleads guilty to an offence, the Court has a number of options with respect of a penalty. Below we broadly outline the options and their effect. Condition Release Order Previously known as the Section 10(1)(b) a …

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The Importance of a Good Bullying and Harassment Policy

Companies in Australia owe a duty to provide a safe working environment free from bullying and harassment. This applies to not only employees, but anyone who has a relationship with your company. Workplace bullying is defined by Safe Work Australia as ‘the repeated and unreasonable behaviour directed towards a worker or a group of workers …

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The New CTP Scheme and its Affect on Compensation Claims

As of 1 December 2017, new legislation by the State Government overhauled the existing CTP scheme, providing major changes to motor accident compensation claims. We provide this article to assist you in better understanding the new scheme and how it may affect you. The following applies for any motor vehicle accident which occurred on or …

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Enforcement of Judgments

I have previously written in the past about the debt recovery process on our blog – if you’ve read it, I hope that you found it helpful. 

Solicitor Agent Services – All Courts in Penrith, Sydney, and Parramatta

Are you engaged to attend a directions or other minor call-over matter which is out of your way? Adams Partners can assist with that. With experienced litigators based out of our offices in Penrith, Sydney CBD, and Parramatta, we are in a unique position to offer solicitor agency services to all Courts in the Sydney CBD, …

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Compensation Update with John Isaksen – Lump Sum payment for permanent impairment

In our previous article we referred to a recent decision of the NSW Court of Appeal which bars an injured worker who received a lump sum payment for permanent impairment prior to June 2012 from making a further claim for a lump sum payment if the worker’s condition has deteriorated, such as by way of …

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Beware Statutory Demands!

Don’t ignore letters of demand issued by your creditors – particularly if they are a certain type called a “Statutory Demand”. These demands can be issued to companies and the consequences of failing to respond to one of them can be severe.

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