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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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Jul 8, 2019 – General information about Advanced Care Directives
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Aug 2, 2019 – Advocacy Notes is a monthly newsletter providing the latest news and advocacy from the Law Society
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Jul 8, 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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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 – 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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Jul 8, 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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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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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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Jul 8, 2019 – List of Courts, Commissions and Tribunals - both State and Federal
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Aug 20, 2019 – Access CPD papers and recordings via our online store or view a listing of older papers and recordings
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Jul 8, 2019 – The Official newsletter of the Criminal Law Committee of the Law Society of South Australia.
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Jul 1, 2018 – According to recent research, a large percentage of Australian property lawyers are not aware of the scale of the risk of fraud in property transactions. This is worrying as there has been a huge amount of publicity surrounding those matters for some
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Jul 8, 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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Oct 30, 2016 – I would like to make some respectful observations in relation to the topic addressed in the important article by Jonathan Wells QC in July 2016 (Vol 36 Iss 6) of the Bulletin entitles "Duty to Follow 'Proper' Instructions: What Interests of the Clien
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Jul 8, 2019 – Social media presents both opportunities and challenges for legal practitioners by easily and inexpensively allowing legal practitioners to interact with others and the public generally. The purpose of these Guidelines is to assist practitioners in a
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Jul 9, 2019 – The Official newsletter of the Family Law Committee of the Law Society of South Australia.
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Jul 15, 2017 – Everyone should by now be aware of the requirements of Schedule 3 of the Legal Practitioners Act (LP Act) in relation to costs disclosure. For the purposes of this article, a family lawyer must disclose to a client: • the basis on which legal cos
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Sep 14, 2010 – Law Claims has received a number of enquiries relating to the storage and retention of clients’ files. We have also received notifications of potential claims against practitioners arising out of the inadvertent destruction of files which should h