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Government has tunnel-vision for North-South corridor
Property Law
October 22, 2019

Government has tunnel-vision for North-South corridor

The South Australian Government is looking at making changes to existing laws that underpin compulsory acquisitions. Such laws fall under the Highways Act 1926 with the acquisition process governed by...

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Signed up to the CBD e-scooter craze? You need to be aware of the physical and financial risks.
Injury Law
October 9, 2019

Signed up to the CBD e-scooter craze? You need to be aware of the physical and financial risks.

Electric scooters are a noticeable addition to the streets of Adelaide’s CBD. What happens if a rider or pedestrian sustains an injury as a result of their use? The City...

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Dog bites sustained from an unprovoked attack, may entitle victims to make a claim for compensation
Injury Law
September 20, 2019

Dog bites sustained from an unprovoked attack, may entitle victims to make a claim for compensation

An unprovoked dog attack can be a frightening and traumatic ordeal for victims, with an injured person often suffering both physical and psychological injuries. Unfortunately, these dog attacks are an...

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The high price to be paid for using a mobile phone whilst driving
Police and Traffic Matters
August 15, 2019

The high price to be paid for using a mobile phone whilst driving

I just received a $534 fine for using my mobile phone whilst driving. It’s so expensive, can it be right?   The short answer is yes. The South Australian Government...

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Intervention orders explained
Police and Traffic Matters
July 24, 2019

Intervention orders explained

My domestic partner has made allegations of assault against me. I now have an intervention order placed upon me. What happens next? When an allegation of abuse occurs, the Police,...

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South Australian Motorists Cop Significant Increases To Fines For Driving Offences
Police and Traffic Matters
June 28, 2019

South Australian Motorists Cop Significant Increases To Fines For Driving Offences

Image courtesy govnews.com.au   The South Australian Government has recently announced a raft of increases to fines for speeding, mobile phone use whilst behind the wheel and drink or drug-driving....

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Act quickly if your former partner or spouse is selling their investment property and trying to keep the proceeds.
Family Law
June 12, 2019

Act quickly if your former partner or spouse is selling their investment property and trying to keep the proceeds.

When a couple seperate, the division of assets can be a contentious area to resolve - especially if an asset such as an investment property is only in one person's...

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Mediation can help separating couples negotiate care of children and asset division.
Family Law
May 30, 2019

Mediation can help separating couples negotiate care of children and asset division.

Couples today are increasingly utilising mediation over going to court, as a means to sort out disagreements about the care arrangements of children and the division of assets. Whilst mediation...

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Warning on negative consequences to court funding
Family Law
May 16, 2019

Warning on negative consequences to court funding

Chief Justice Chris Kourakis has recently commented on the negative impacts potential funding cuts would have on the Youth Court SA. Scammell & Co. Barrister and Senior Solicitor, Ursula Matson,...

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When setting up a new business, it is important to obtain legal advice on a commercial lease
Commercial and Company Law
April 9, 2019

When setting up a new business, it is important to obtain legal advice on a commercial lease

As a business owner and tenant, a commercial lease will be one of your business’ most important contracts. It imposes legal and financial obligations on you over a period of...

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How to register to receive maintenance from your former spouse or partner
Family Law
March 22, 2019

How to register to receive maintenance from your former spouse or partner

There are two main types of maintenance; child maintenance (also known as “child support”), and spousal or de facto partner maintenance (ie. “alimony”). You can apply for child support online...

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Child custody arrangements over Easter
Family Law
March 15, 2019

Child custody arrangements over Easter

Child custody arrangements with my former partner are complicated this year because school holidays overlap Easter. Can the father’s time override my Easter time with our son? Unusually, Easter this...

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