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ELDER ABUSE

by on January 29, 2019 Leave your thoughts

Elder abuse happens in many different ways. Physical abuse by family members, by aged care facilities and by other forms of carer for the aged. Financial abuse. Misuse of Powers of Attorney to sell of assets or spend money held in bank accounts. Duress applied to decision making by the elderly. Undue influence in making... View Article

Barristers being replaced by AI

by on November 17, 2018 Leave your thoughts

Are barristers at risk of being replaced by Artificial Intelligence (AI)? Susan Kiefel, Chief Justice of the High Court and Tom Bathurst, Chief Justice of the NSW Supreme Court, seem to think so. At a recent Australian Bar Association Convention this is what they had to say – For barristers to remain competitive and relevant... View Article

More on the Family Law Court Crisis

by on November 6, 2018 Leave your thoughts

Are you following the fairly regular news on the family court? The Family Court is caught up in a struggle between politics, lawyers, the public and law reform. What do they all agree on? That there is a pressing need for reform. The current financial and wellbeing costs of engaging with the court system is... View Article

Dodgy Building Certifiers

by on October 26, 2018 Leave your thoughts

Who is a dodgy building certifier? They are building certifiers who certify defective building work as being compliant with the the Building Codes, Regulations and Standards. Therefore, home owners are most definitely at risk. Building a new home? Having an extension built? Wanting to do some expensive renovations or refurbishments? Your local council will require... View Article

Defamation Suits – Sword or Shield?

by on September 22, 2018 Leave your thoughts

Defamation Suits are on the rise in Australia. In fact they are proliferating, and are often being used as a weapon to remove offensive online material. It’s not just rich people suing Media and Media personalities. Those disputes account for about 30% of all defamation suits being filed each year. No the proliferation is the... View Article

Family Law Courts in Crisis

by on September 21, 2018 Leave your thoughts

The family court system in Australia is in crisis and people with family court disputes are suffering badly as a result. There are non-litigious alternatives to getting pushed into the court system. These alternatives can help people resolve their disputes quickly, cost effectively and without being subjected the stresses of litigation. Almost every day there... View Article

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