COMMON LEGAL QUESTIONS

Compensation

Question of the Week - Employers rights when an...

George asks:  My Chef went in for a simple Hospital day procedure, which he had authorised leave for. The anaesthetist punctured his retina by mistake causing damage during the surgery. We then had to drive him for corrective surgery at the Sydney...

Question of the Week - Duty of care for...

Bill asks:  I am a bus driver and work for a private bus company in Sydney. I have raised concerns with my employer on a number of occasions in regards to children refusing to wear their seatbelts or taking their seatbelts off...

Workplace

Question of the Week - Employers rights when an...

George asks:  My Chef went in for a simple Hospital day procedure, which he had authorised leave for. The anaesthetist punctured his retina by mistake causing damage during the surgery. We then had to drive him for corrective surgery at the Sydney...

Question of the Week - Duty of care for...

Bill asks:  I am a bus driver and work for a private bus company in Sydney. I have raised concerns with my employer on a number of occasions in regards to children refusing to wear their seatbelts or taking their seatbelts off...

Dispute

shawn question

Regrettably the Government of New South Wales enacted some time ago regulations which prevent lawyers from advertising certain services. A proper and detailed response to your enquiry could be construed as advertising and contravene those regulations. However, doing the best that I...

Trade dispute

Laurence asks: I engaged a company to repair my home alarm system and the tech has not managed to repair it hence I had to call someone else who managed to fix it. The original person is now claiming for me to...

Family

Family Law - Top 5 Frequently Asked Questions

I am having a dispute over custody with my ex, do I have to attend a parenting mediation? It is an obligation on the parties to attend a family dispute resolution conference (or mediation) prior to the commencement of court proceedings. In...

Dealing With Divorce

The Family Law Act, 1975 established the no fault divorce system which operates in Australia today. This means that a court will not consider which of the parties was at fault for the breakdown of the relationship, if any. Any accusations as...

Motor Vehicle

Question of the Week - Receiving compensation for a...

John asks: I was involved in a car accident where someone changed lanes and hit me. I was in the left lane and deemed not at fault.   I have no insurance but the other at fault driver does. I contacted his insurance...

Question of the Week - Compensation for Motorcycle Accident

Bayden asks: My Dad was riding his motorcycle recently and a car pulled out in front of him, causing him to T- bone the car resulting in a broken wrist. He needed surgery that day and had screws and plates put in...

Conveyancing

Property Law - Top 5 Frequently Asked Questions

I have seen a house I want to buy. Do I need finance approval before exchanging contracts? Yes you do. This is so for a few reasons. First and foremost you need to know that you can actually obtain the necessary funds...

How to Prepare for an Auction

Buying a house is likely to be the most important investment that you ever make. With vendors seeking to exploit the market, auctions have become an increasingly popular method of sale. Before attending an auction there are a number of things that...

Workers

Workers Compensation Claims - Frequently Asked Questions

How do I make a claim if I am injured at work? The rules relating to the making of a claim are very strict. You need to comply with same in order to ensure that you receive the compensation to which you...

Question of the Week - Workers Compensation or Victims...

Adam asks: I am a pharmacist in a small country NSW town. I had recently banned a woman with a drug problem from entry to the pharmacy.  Last month, she attacked me, tore through the shop - destroying property and stock and...

Super

Question of the Week - Claiming lump sum payments...

Bozena asks: I used to work for a government agency from 1986 until November 1994. Due to a car accident on the way to work, I was injured and unable to work after this. I have been living on a disability pension...

Commercial Law

Question of the Week - Commercial Leases and DA...

Frank asks: I want to understand my current obligations under my commercial lease agreement that is contingent on DA being approved. My DA is not yet approved but I have been told the council today that they are thinking of providing me...

Medical

Question of the Week - Negligent Treatment from an...

Linh asks:  My son started orthodontic treatment in December 2014 and it is ongoing. My son has endured years of unnecessary pain and procedures that has resulted in a worse outcome for his teeth than before he began treatment. Some procedures were...

Question of the Week - Compensation from a Cosmetic...

Pakjira asks: I would like to know my rights about compensation for severe burns following laser treatment for Acne at a Sydney Beauty and Laser Clinic. I purchased a voucher for the treatment on GroupOn. I followed all post treatment care instructions...

Wills

Wills & Estates - Frequently Asked Questions

Why do I need a Will? A Will is a very important legal document which sets out the manner in which you wish for your Estate to be distributed amongst your beneficiaries after your passing. The Will will appoint an executor or...

Question of the Week - Contesting A Will

Matthew asks: I am one of four children. My father died in 2011. He had one sister and both of their parents deceased in 2014. Due to my father pre-deceasing his parents, his sister inherited his share of my grandparents estate and...
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