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Nov 14, 2019 – List of Courts, Commissions and Tribunals - both State and Federal
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Nov 14, 2019 – Courts Administration Authority directory of SA Court Rules, Forms and Fees.
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Nov 14, 2019 – The Supreme Court Rules Schedule 2 - Scale of Costs.
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Nov 14, 2019 – Current cases to be heard by the Full Court, including: Appeals; Special leave applications which have been referred to be heard by an enlarged Bench; and Matters in the original jurisdiction to be heard by the Full Court. Brief details are pro
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Nov 14, 2019 – Their aim is to assist law practices guard against the risk of a breach of the duty of confidentiality owed to former clients.
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Feb 6, 2012 – Consent to treatment is a fundamental legal and ethical obligation that reflects patient autonomy and involves four issues: voluntariness, information, competence to consent, and requirements that the person conducting the treatment obtains the conse
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Apr 30, 2020 – These guidelines, which have been established at the instigation of the Society’s Young Lawyers’ Committee, seek to outline the dress standards generally accepted by the courts and as to acceptable interpretation of the standards. Practitioners are e
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Jun 1, 2020 – Their aim is to assist law practices guard against the risk of a breach of the duty of confidentiality owed to former clients.
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Aug 30, 2016 – The purpose of this article is to remind practitioners of their professional obligations when representing clients in matters before a court. The professional obligations of legal practitioners are set out in the Australian Solicitors' Conduct Rules
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Jun 14, 2016 – How often have you been asked to do a simple legal job for a family member, a friend or acquaintance? You know how it goes – someone says “You’re a lawyer – can you just have a look at this for me [or Uncle Fred or whoever]? It’s not a big deal –
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May 30, 2012 – The core functions of the Professional Standards Section of the Law Society are to advise education and regulate the legal profession with respect to ethical and conduct issues' perform inspections of law practices
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Jul 16, 2014 – Law Claims has recently received a number of notifications in relation to consent orders in the Family Court dealing with superannuation entitlements. Below are some examples of these types of claims:
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Nov 14, 2019 – A collection of resources and information regarding Trust Accounts.
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Jun 30, 2015 – This article serves to reinforce practitioners' duty to the court. The judgment of Hudspeth v Scholastic Cleaning and Consultancy Services Pty Ltd (No 8) [2014] VSC 567 is a strong reminder of practitioners' fundamental duties as set out in The Austr
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Jun 1, 2017 – Further to the Technology theme of the April 2017 Bulletin, the importance of client information and computer file security is underlined by a recent story from the UK where a lawyer was fined for a failure to keep client’s sensitive personal informa
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May 16, 2013 – Sometimes a prosecutor may not have a defendant's complete criminal history and you may be aware that your client has prior convictions.
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Nov 14, 2019 – This document is intended to provide guidance to the Independent Children's Lawyer (ICL) in fulfilling his/her role. The Guidelines have also been issued for the purposes of providing practitioners, parties, children and other people in contact wi
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Mar 6, 2011 – For the past decade, the collection of fines in South Australia has been the responsibility of the Courts Administration Authority (CAA). Whether it is a parking fine, court fine, police or fisheries fine, the CAA is charged with the task of collecti
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Jul 6, 2016 – A recent High Court case highlights solicitors duties when drafting Wills.
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Jul 7, 2015 – In situations whereby a legal practitioner has been struck off or removed from the Roll of Practitioners of the Supreme Court of South Australia, and wishes to apply for readmission, Rule 371(5) of the Supreme Court (Civil) Rules 2006...
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Jun 2, 2020 – The State Courts are following the trend set by the Family Court and are moving to accepting fee payments by credit or debit card only. It is expected that the credit/debit card payment only requirement will be introduced for Probate Registry matter
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May 6, 2014 – Findings by the Legal Practitioners Disciplinary Tribunal and the Supreme Court have highlighted the need for practitioners to be scrupulously observant of their obligations when administering oaths.
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Apr 16, 2012 – On 8 March, 2012 the Full Court (Justices Gray, Kourakis and Blue) unanimously dismissed an appeal from a decision of a Judge of the District Court refusing an application by the plaintiff for solicitor/client costs and interest on costs from the beg