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The use of colloquial Aussie language could constitute threatening behaviour
Criminal Law
May 13, 2022

The use of colloquial Aussie language could constitute threatening behaviour

Adelaide man, Paul Atkins, recently lost a Supreme Court appeal against an Intervention Order placed upon him by the District Court of South Australia. The Intervention Order came about after...

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Compensation claims relating to cyclists injured or killed as a result of a motor vehicle accident
Injury Law
April 21, 2022

Compensation claims relating to cyclists injured or killed as a result of a motor vehicle accident

Despite changes to South Australia’s road rules in 2015 to make bicycle riding safer, cyclist injuries and deaths continue to rise. According to 2021 SAPOL data, there were 5 fatalities...

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Advice for the Executor of a deceased estate when dealing with a firearm
Wills and Estates
April 13, 2022

Advice for the Executor of a deceased estate when dealing with a firearm

Gun ownership for legitimate purposes, such as the management of a family farm or other such rural property, is commonplace. When the registered owner of the firearm dies, the task...

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Handwritten Wills are acceptable but may cause unnecessary problems
Wills and Estates
March 30, 2022

Handwritten Wills are acceptable but may cause unnecessary problems

A Will is a document that sets out how your property is to be distributed when you die. A handwritten Will is adequate for this purpose, however, it is open...

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The four most common business structures explained
Commercial and Company Law
March 21, 2022

The four most common business structures explained

The most common business structures are sole trader, partnership, company, and trust. The business structure you choose will determine: your business’s legal and operational risk; what control you have; asset...

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Obtaining a Grant of Probate in South Australia
Wills and Estates
February 16, 2022

Obtaining a Grant of Probate in South Australia

When a person dies, there are certain requirements that must be fulfilled, for their estate to be finalised. If the deceased left assets in South Australia, the deceased’s Legal Personal...

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The role of deceased estate executor is an onerous and time-consuming one, but we’re here to help.
Wills and Estates
February 7, 2022

The role of deceased estate executor is an onerous and time-consuming one, but we’re here to help.

It is all too likely that you will eventually be nominated as an executor in a Will. You may be aware that you are an executor, but other times you...

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Demerit points can lead to a loss of licence, but there may be options to keep drivers on the road
Police and Traffic Matters
January 18, 2022

Demerit points can lead to a loss of licence, but there may be options to keep drivers on the road

In South Australia, drivers start with zero demerit points. If you gain more demerit points than your licence conditions allow, then you will likely lose your licence by way of...

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The key differences between the types of property titles in South Australia explained
Conveyancing
December 14, 2021

The key differences between the types of property titles in South Australia explained

When buying a property in South Australia, you will need to take into consideration the type of title the property is – a title being a right of ownership of...

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Tougher penalties for breaches of intervention orders to come into effect
Police and Traffic Matters
October 18, 2021

Tougher penalties for breaches of intervention orders to come into effect

The Statutes Amendment (Intervention Orders and Penalties) Bill 2021 has passed both Houses of SA Parliament and awaits assent to become law. The changes to come into effect can be...

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SA’s inheritance laws are under review. Here are the key considerations.
Wills and Estates
September 23, 2021

SA’s inheritance laws are under review. Here are the key considerations.

Sweeping reforms to South Australia’s succession laws are soon to be debated in parliament. If the Succession Bill 2021 (the Bill) is passed, it will consolidate and amend existing laws...

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Covid-19 lockdowns give rise to commercial leasing disputes
Commercial and Company Law
September 15, 2021

Covid-19 lockdowns give rise to commercial leasing disputes

Legislation introduced by the South Australian government in the early stages of the COVID-19 pandemic in 2020, (namely,  the Covid-19 Emergency Response Act 2020 and COVID-19 Emergency Response (Commercial Leases...

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