Is Inheritance Included in the Divorce Settlement?
What happens to the inheritance after you have separated? Will your inheritance become a ‘protected category’ that can be separate to the asset pool available for distribution to the other spouse?
Managing Partner of the Year
John Ramsden of Ramsden Lawyers wins the Australian ‘Managing Partner of the Year’ award at the 2019 Lawyers Weekly Australian Law Awards, recognising John as Australia’s leading Managing Partner in 2019.
Trademark Non-Use Removal Proceedings – Use It Or Lose It!
Trade mark owners should carefully review their intellectual property licence arrangements to ensure use by their licensees is considered authorised use to mitigate the risk of successful non-use removal proceedings.
Leases for Breweries
Think ahead before signing a lease and recognise the difficulties that may arise - work with the landlord on creating a suitable arrangement for both parties. Properly drafted clauses benefit landlords too as, if there is a dispute and the landlord seeks damages, the recovery amount after the litigation process is often less than the actual cost of litigating.
Welcome Maggie Keating to the Sydney office!
This May our Sydney office is delighted to welcome Maggie Keating who is relocating permanently from the Gold Coast office. Maggie joins the team with a wealth of experience in estate planning, migration and family law.
Infidelity - Does cheating impact my divorce?
Is infidelity sufficient grounds to obtain a divorce or to determine how the matrimonial property should be divided between parties following separation?
Laws Against Discrimination in the Workplace
Employment law is a complex area of law and there are many laws relating to employment which can be overwhelming for both employers and employees. This article covers some of the basic principles regarding workplace diversity, discrimination and dismissal which are so often intertwined.
Distilling alcohol (spirits / liquor) in Australia
Using a still of any capacity to make spirits is illegal in Australia without holding an ‘excise manufacturer licence’ irrespective of whether it is for ‘personal use’ or sale.
What am I entitled to in a Divorce if I earn little or no income?
If you’re facing, or in the middle of, the breakdown of a marriage or de facto relationship, you’re probably wondering who gets what – especially if your ex-partner met most (if not all) of the expenses for the family. Rest assured that other non-financial contributions will generally be taken into account and weighed up against direct financial contributions.
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