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Mar 19, 2015 – Practitioners will be aware of the impending commencement of the Return to Work Act 2014 (SA) and the repeal of the Workers Rehabilitation and Compensation Act 1986 (SA) (“the Current Act”). This “Brave New World” starts on 1 July 2015. Assessment
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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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Nov 14, 2019 – General information about Advanced Care Directives
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Jun 10, 2020 – Advocacy Notes is a monthly newsletter providing the latest news and advocacy from the Law Society
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Nov 14, 2019 – This publication sets out some of the more significant judicial and legislative developments during the period 1 January 2018 to 31 December 2018 which may bear upon a South Australian legal practitioner’s potential liability or on damages awards gen
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Aug 25, 2014 – I know what you're thinking: "Not another article on Fees and Billing! Haven't we just had one of those?" Well, yes, but it was nearly two years ago. Given the commencement of the substantial amendments to the Legal Practitioners Act 1981 (LPA) relat
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Dec 1, 2017 – With people living longer, the issue relating to a client’s capacity to give instructions to make a Will has become a more prevalent problem. Legal practitioners are having to keep up with medical developments on cognitive disabilities to be comfo
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Feb 18, 2020 – Blogs
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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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Nov 11, 2019 – Guidelines relating to Bullying, Discrimination and Sexual Harassment adopted by the Council at its meeting on 4 November 2019
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Nov 14, 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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Nov 14, 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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Nov 14, 2019 – The Federal Register of Legislation (the Legislation Register) is the authorised whole-of-government website for Commonwealth legislation and related documents. It contains the full text and details of the lifecycle of individual laws and the relatio
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Nov 14, 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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Mar 19, 2017 – Sections 7 and 9 of the Land and Business (Sale and Conveyancing) Act 1994 (SA) (“LBSC Act”) contain the well-known requirements for verified vendor’s statements, containing particulars in relation to land, to be provided to a purchaser of land. A
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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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Nov 14, 2019 – List of Courts, Commissions and Tribunals - both State and Federal
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