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Posted on 4 Oct 2012

Workplace Relations

Risks associated with Social Media The phenomenal rise in the use (and misuse) of social media is something to behold. The way in which people now gather their news, communicate with their friends and…

Posted on 4 Jul 2011

Company Directors and Officers Duties

Once again, the duties of executive and non-executive directors pursuant to the Corporations Act 2001 has come into question. ASIC v Healey & Ors (2011) FCA717 (better known as the “Centro Case”). Readers interested…

Posted on 4 May 2010

Occupational Health and Safety in Victoria

Introduction In Victoria, occupational health and safety in the workplace is principally regulated by the Occupational Health and Safety Act 2004 (Vic) (“the Act’) and the Occupational Health and Safety Regulations 2007 (Vic). The…

Posted on 4 Jan 2010

Probate – Deceased Estates

What is “Probate”? Probate is the process of proving and registering with the Supreme Court the last Will of a deceased person. Someone needs to deal with the deceased’s assets and liabilities and the…

Posted on 4 Jan 2010

Mediation Services

Agreement is the best way Mediation is a process and set of principles designed to manage and resolve disputes between parties. Mediation is proving a more efficient method of dispute resolution than other processes…

Posted on 4 Jan 2010

Disputing a Will

“Testator’s Family Maintenance” The freedom to make a Will It is said that it is one of the freedoms of our society that a person is free to dispose of their assets by their…

Posted on 3 Jan 2010

Not-for-Profit Companies and Associations

Responsibilities and Risks for Officeholders There are many Not-for-Profit organisations throughout Australia that carry on important work serving their communities in a variety of ways. Typically, those organisations will be governed by a Committee…

Posted on 4 Jul 2009

Owner-builder

Liability for defects after sale Owner-builders are subject to significant obligations under the Building Act 1993 (Vic) when selling their home. What is not sufficiently understood is the continuing liability that owner-builders face with…

Posted on 4 Jul 2009

Separating from your spouse… who will get the kids?

A common concern for a parent experiencing a relationship breakdown is how to sort out arrangements for their children.  Once an agreement has been reached between separating parents, these arrangements can be drawn up…

Posted on 4 Jul 2009

Family Law Act now covers parties in de facto relationship

The Family Law Act has been amended to provide that parties in de facto relationships, whether heterosexual or same sex, who separate after 1 March 2009, will have their property and maintenance matters dealt…