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Feb 14, 2018 – In the decision of Mericka v Employers Mutual/WorkCover Corporation (Pollard Brothers Pty Ltd) [2014] SASCFC 99 the Full Court of the Supreme Court of South Australia has recently considered the requirements for a valid redemption under Section 42
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Feb 23, 2018 – List of Courts, Commissions and Tribunals - both State and Federal
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May 22, 2018 – A group comprising 21 practitioners who have agreed to assist, where possible, young lawyers who may feel the need for some independent guidance from experienced colleagues
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May 23, 2018 – Information regardingTrust Accounting Guides and fact sheets and the Law Society Trust Account Handbook.
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Jun 25, 2018 – Links and resources for commencing and managing your practice
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Jun 26, 2018 – ESTABLISHING YOUR PRACTICE; BUSINESS PLANNING, FINANCE AND INSURANCE; BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT AND PLANNING; HUMAN RESOURCES; INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY; PROFESSIONAL OBLIGATIONS AND RESOURCES.
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May 22, 2018 – LawCare offers practitioners the opportunity to discuss with a general practitioner, Dr Jill, who has experience in treating social and psychological problems, any problem that is interfering with or has the opportunity to interfere with your work pe
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May 22, 2018 – The Society provides assistance and advice for solicitors who are the subject of a complaint to the Legal Profession Conduct Commissioner.
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Apr 19, 2018 – A collection of Ethics Guidelines, publications and resources.
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Nov 16, 2014 – A recent decision of the Full Court of the Supreme Court of South Australia has considered the meaning of “material fact” in an application for extension of time in personal injury matters. Section 36 of the Limitation of Actions Act 1936 (SA) (“th
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Oct 16, 2012 – In an Audit Report for the period ended June 2011, the auditor notes that a practitioner had failed to make a required deposit to the Combined Trust Account (CTA) for the CTA period ended May 2011 and that no Notice of Withholding was provided to the
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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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Mar 16, 2016 – “Time problems” form a significant portion of the claims and complaints made against legal practitioners – and those problems do not stop once proceedings are issued. Serving proceedings within time is also important.
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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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Jul 16, 2015 – The certification of documents to be lodged with the Registrar-General now requires the certifier to have “personal knowledge” of what is certified. Great care therefore needs to be taken when providing such certification, especially in light of t
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Oct 30, 2014 – Corporate scandals and collapses are reminders that, in a modern corporate environment, business and legal ethics have become intrinsically connected.
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Dec 1, 2013 – When a file is transferred between practitioners, either internally or externally, Law Claims sees an increased risk that the file will become the subject of a claim against either or both firms involved in transfers. The departure of a practitione
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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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Feb 16, 2016 – The unstoppable expansion of the use of electronic methods of communication has had, and will continue to have, many ramifications for the community generally and for legal practice in particular. A recent, high-profile example of this is the decis
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Nov 6, 2016 – The recent decisions of his Honour Justice Stanley of In the Estate of Istvan Molnar [2016] SASC 55 and In the Estate of Istvan Molnar (No. 2) [2016] SASC 159 provide much food for thought for practitioners who draft wills and act as executors, as el
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Apr 20, 2018 – The Law Society of New South Wales FLIP Report aims to assist practitioners to better understand the changes taking place in and around the legal profession and to provide the profession with recommendations that will enable lawyers to better accomm
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Jul 1, 2013 – A common enquiry from practitioners in relation to their practice is what are the insurance implications of providing advice to a proposed guarantor and signing a solicitor’s certificate. Practitioners doing this type of work are reminded that in co
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Sep 6, 2016 – Ascertaining your client's proper identity is now more important than ever.