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Disputes over Burial and Cremation - who has the last say?

July 13 2017 There is little doubt that that we still live in “death denying” community where talking about death is considered an uncomfortable and taboo topic…

I fart in my colleague's general direction: Intentional flatulence as workplace bullying

May 9 2018 Intentional flatulence is often cited as evidence of workplace bullying. Comic geniuses Monty Python were never accused of holding back from crude…

Conditional Gifts in Wills

April 10 2019 Tim Winton’s seminal novel Cloudstreet begins with the inheritance of a large house, with a covenant that it cannot be sold for twenty years. So…

The Problem With Smart Contracts

November 25 2018 Smart contracts—computer-encoded sets of instructions that ‘self-perform’ when certain pre-determined criteria are met—are poised to revolutionise…

Technology and Witnessing Documents

October 29 2018 As advancements in communication Technologies are increasingly bringing people on the other side of the world into our living rooms or office spaces…

COVID relief for businesses extended

November 6 2020 Businesses experiencing financial distress as a result of COVID-19 will continue to receive financial relief until 31 December 2019. What does this…

Essential Guide to Local Government Law | Weed Control under the Biosecurity Act Post Bushfires

October 13 2020 Following the bushfires across much of NSW that had a catastrophic impact on many local government areas, councils and communities are deep into…

Calculating Damages for Loss of a Commercial Opportunity

October 12 2020 The law recognises that the loss of a valuable commercial opportunity is a compensable loss. The principle was most famously recognised in the 1911…

Mutuals Making Money: Introducing Mutual Capital Investments

September 4 2020 Mutual enterprises have, traditionally, been restricted in the ways they could raise capital to avoid triggering the demutualisation provisions…

Bringing latent personal injury claims on behalf of minors in the ACT

September 1 2020 Personal injury claims, particularly those arising from exposure to Asbestos, dust disease, and lead poisoning, are not always easily identifiable and…