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Family Law – Mediation – A sensible alternative to Court | Anton A Richardson

Family Law - Mediation - A sensible alternative to Court All family law matters, parenting and or property, can be resolved sensibly without going to Court. There are many ways of reaching a settlement without the need for expensive, lengthy,
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Insurance Law as it Relates to Directors | John Ramsden | Lawyer

Insurance law as it relates to directors Directors of companies involved in investment management should carefully consider their options in relation insurance. Most investment managers will hold an 'Investment Managers Insurance Policy' - often referred to as an 'IMI Policy'. Who
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Family Violence and Abuse | Anton A Richardson

Family Violence and Abuse As of 7 July 2012, the new section 60CC(2A) of the Family Law Act came into effect. The new section requires a court to priorities 'the need to protect the child from physical or psychological harm
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Insolvent Trading – What are the implications?

Insolvent Trading – What are the implications? This article discusses the implications of not being able to pay debts as they become due and payable. What is 'insolvency'? Insolvency' is the term used to describe the situation where a company
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Section 50A of the Retail Shop Leases Act | John Ramsden | Lawyer

Section 50A of the Retail Shop Leases Act In 2006, legislation was passed amending the Retail Shop Leases Act 1994 (Qld) such that when a lease is assigned, the assignor is released from liability under the lease. Dictionary: Lessor: A person
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Defamation | John Ramsden | Lawyer

Defamation What is 'defamation'? 'Defamation' is the publication of a harmful statement to a third person about a person or corporation. Who can be defamed? Both individuals and corporations can be defamed. It is important to note that it is
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Significant Investor Visa | John Ramsden | Lawyer

Significant Investor Visa On 24 November 2012, the Australia Government through the Department of Immigration and Citizenship (‘DIAC’) introduced the Significant Investor visa as part of the Business Innovation and Investment stream of visas. For visa applicants to be eligible
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Changes to the Fair Work Act 2009 | John Ramsden | Lawyer

Changes to the Fair Work Act 2009 Change in Unfair Dismissal timeframes and other relevant amendments to the Fair Work Act 2009 set out below. 21 days now to lodge rather than 14. RE Fair Work Australia renamed Fair Work
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Consequences of Bankruptcy for Builders and Property Agents | John Ramsden | Lawyer

Consequences of Bankruptcy for Builders and Property Agents When a person petitions for bankruptcy via a debtor's petition or is petitioned for bankruptcy by a creditor by way of a creditor's petition, it is commonly understood that the bankrupt faces
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Why a Testamentary Trust Makes Sense | John Ramsden | Lawyer

Why a Testamentary Trust Makes Sense When discussing Wills & Estates, we frequently hear the cliches of "I can't take it with me" or "I won't have to worry about it when I'm gone". Yet irrationally people who spend their
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