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Federal Government Responds to Confusion Surrounding Casual Employee Entitlements

December 20, 2018 / Employment Law

Recently I analysed the case of WorkPac Pty Ltd v Skene [2018] FCAFC 131,and discussed the widespread implications of the Full Federal Court...

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Managing the ‘Silly Season’

December 3, 2018 / Employment Law

That time of year is fast approaching – it’s called the ‘Silly Season’ for good reason. While misconduct and serious misconduct, stress claims...

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Consent Orders

November 29, 2018 / Family Law

If you and your former partner have reached an agreement on parenting and/or property division, then there is a process available where you...

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Dealing with Self-Represented Litigants in the South Australian Employment Tribunal

November 15, 2018 / Workers Compensation & Self Insurance

The recent decision of the Full Bench of the South Australian Employment Tribunal in Richards v Little Company of Mary Health Care [2018]...

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“The Thorn Birds Between Two Roses”: Conflicting Wills

November 9, 2018 / Wills & Estates

Australia’s famous author of “The Thorn Birds”, Colleen McCullough (who died in 2015) provided a great source of entertainment through her writing for...

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Client Profile: National Electrical and Communications Association

November 7, 2018 / Client Profiles

When it comes to looking after an electric Australian industry, NECA is plugged in and switched on.  As a peak industry body, the...

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DW Fox Tucker & Bradbrook Lawyers: Two eminent employment law specialists join forces

November 7, 2018 / Firm News

DW Fox Tucker is delighted to announce its merger with Bradbrook Lawyers, another of Adelaide’s premier employment law practices. This significant joining of...

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Retirement Village Unit

November 7, 2018 / Spring Report 2018

Termination of Resident’s Contract A resident of a retirement village unit governed under the Retirement Villages Act 2016 (SA) (Act) will sign a...

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Trust Splitting

November 7, 2018 / Spring Report 2018

Tax lawyers have a propensity for applying slickly phrased euphemisms for sets of procedures known commonly among them. In this category are “Trust...

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ATO Raids

November 7, 2018 / Spring Report 2018

Roasting the Phoenix The Phoenix according to Greek and Roman mythology is a bird that lives for centuries and then is consumed by...

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Engine of Luxury Yacht Burns Out

November 7, 2018 / Spring Report 2018

Owner incompetent – but what about the insurance? Sheehan v Lloyds Names Munich Re Syndicate Ltd. [2017] FCA 1340 Mr Sheehan bought a...

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“As Told by Hassold”: A Tale of Many Wills

November 7, 2018 / Spring Report 2018

We were instrumental in getting this tale over the line earlier this year and now we take the time to reflect on the...

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Workers Compensation Case Studies

November 7, 2018 / Spring Report 2018

Return to Work Corporation of South Australia v Karpathakis; Return to Work Corporation of South Australia v Rudduck [2018] SASCFC 45 This decision...

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Parallel Universes Converge: Trade Mark Act Amendments

November 7, 2018 / Spring Report 2018

An act with the lengthy title Intellectual Property Laws Amendment (Productivity Commission Response Part 1 and Other Measures) Act 2018 [Amending Act] was...

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Passing Control of a Discretionary Trust to the Next Generation

November 7, 2018 / Spring Report 2018

Discretionary trusts have long been the go-to vehicle for advisors when setting up a structure for their clients. The principal reasons for this...

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