Litigation & Dispute Resolution

What is Bankruptcy?

Bankruptcy is a legal process where a person is declared unable to pay their debts. The process of bankruptcy can either be voluntary or involuntary. A voluntary bankruptcy is where the person voluntarily enters into bankruptcy. An involuntary one is where a creditor – that is, a person who is owed money – seeks court …

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Default Listings: Key Things Every Business Must Know

For many businesses, registering a default listing against a debtor with a credit reporting agency is common practice and assists in the debt recovery process. However, many businesses are not aware of the steps that must be taken under the Privacy Act 1988 (Cth) (“the Privacy Act”) and could render a listing invalid, such that …

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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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Is my claim for a debt statute barred?

Contractual relationships govern most of our daily interactions and over the course of our lives most of us will enter into a contract either as an individual or business. In many cases, these contracts concern one party owing money to another. What often comes as a surprise is that in NSW, there comes a time …

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Can you Throw Out your Ex’s Property?

When a couple separate it is usually the case that one party leaves the home and takes what they can fit in a suitcase. This leaves the other party with the remainder of their property. So, what can you do with your ex’s property, regardless of whether it is valuable or sentimental, can you legally …

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Have you been unfairly dismissed?

Unfairly dismissed. This is a term that can get thrown around quite easily, but what does it actually to mean to be ‘unfairly’ dismissed? Adams & Partners Lawyers have extensive experience representing workers who have been unfairly dismissed and can advise you whether you may have been unfairly dismissed from your job and what you …

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Is Your Business Compliant with Australian Workplace Laws?

Developing and maintaining a great workplace culture is underpinned by legal compliance. If workplace laws are not followed, employees will justifiably feel deceived, and be unmotivated to do the job. As an employer, it is essential your business remains up-to-date and compliant with constantly evolving employment laws and practices. The Fair Work Ombudsman has the …

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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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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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