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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
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Apr 17, 2015 – Adherence to time limits - both in relation to commencing proceedings and once proceedings are issued - is one of the most important areas of practice and one where the Courts are interpreting time limits more strictly than before.
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Sep 19, 2019 – General information about Advanced Care Directives
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Mar 16, 2016 – Practitioners will recall that in May 2016, in Attwells v Jackson Lalic Lawyers Pty Ltd [2016] HCA 16, the High Court affirmed the basic tenets of the doctrine of advocate’s immunity (as explained in Giannerelli v Wraith [1998] HCA 52 and D’Orta Ek
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Jul 1, 2018 – My office received a large number of complaints involving deceased estates. There are many reasons for them.
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Jul 24, 2019 – The Australian Solicitors’ Conduct Rules were adopted by the Council of the Law Society of South Australia on 25 July 2011 and were the culmination of work undertaken over a period of two years by the Law Council of Australia and its constituent bodi
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Oct 30, 2018 – Read the Bulletin online. The Bulletin is the Law Society’s flagship journal, featuring information on the latest developments in the legal profession, informed analysis on key justice issues, previews and reviews of major events, and engaging pr
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Jul 8, 2019 – Caseweek has been developed as the most accessible and cost effective way of keeping up to date with major decisions handed down in Commonwealth and State jurisdictions as they appear on the Internet. It contains comprehensive casenotes with hotlinks
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Jul 8, 2019 – The purpose of this Guideline is to provide practitioners with a starting point for seeking general information regarding the storage, closing and destruction of files.
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Jul 8, 2019 – The purpose of these Guidelines is to provide practitioners with a starting point for seeking general information about their professional obligations surrounding cloud computing.
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Jul 8, 2019 – Collaborative Practice involves a written commitment by the lawyers and their clients to work together, collaboratively and in good faith, to negotiate a settlement. The clients agree that if a settlement can't be negotiated, then the case will be re
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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 8, 2019 – These Guidelines are for legal practitioners who operate a practice from home, but can also assist those practitioners working from home away from their office in relation to issues of client confidentiality and privacy, and duties to the court and t
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Nov 30, 2012 – Law practice A acts for the mother who is an applicant in contested family law (parenting) proceedings. Law practice B acts for the respondent father in those proceedings.
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Mar 15, 2017 – Many lawyers issue recovery proceedings in the Magistrates Court against their clients in order to recover their fees. In many cases the client will defend the proceedings, often on the basis that they have been "overcharged", and usually also on the
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Jul 8, 2019 – List of Courts, Commissions and Tribunals - both State and Federal
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Jul 8, 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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Sep 16, 2017 – At the end of last year the Law Council of Australia launched Cyber Precedent, an information campaign developed with cybersecurity experts and government, to help the legal profession defend itself against ever growing cyber threats.
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Nov 6, 2015 – Rules 4 and 4 of the Australian Solicitors' Conduct Rules set out the paramount duty of solicitors to the Court and the administration of justice and other fundamental duties. It is often challenging to maintain these obligations with dealing with 'd
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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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Jul 8, 2019 – The purpose of this Guideline is to provide practitioners with a starting point for seeking general information. It is not an exhaustive statement of all the relevant ethical obligations that might apply to specific circumstances.
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Aug 29, 2019 – The term ‘electronic conveyancing’ refers to a conveyancing transaction where practitioners have elected to settle electronically through the electronic platform provided by Property Exchange Australia Limited (PEXA).
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Jul 8, 2019 – The purpose of this Guideline is to provide practitioners with a starting point for seeking general information regarding the employment of Paralegals/ Specialist Law Clerks.