Sizeable Settlement for Woman Knocked Over by Helicopter’s Downdraft

Our 83-year-old client was leaving the hospital after visiting her late husband, who was a patient at the time. Whilst leaving the emergency department, she was knocked over by the downdraft of a helicopter landing. Hospital workers had made an error by leaving the door to the emergency department open. The open door resulted in…

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Civil Liability - Slip & Fall Supermarket

Know the Law When You Slip & Fall in a Supermarket

You would not expect to be injured while shopping at Coles or Woolies. Unfortunately, accidents are much more common than you think, so it’s important to understand slip and fall supermarket cases to be prepared in this unfortunate situation. The Civil Liability Act is legislation that applies where negligence is alleged against a person or…

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Guide to the Global Talent Visa (GTI)

The Global Talent Visa-Independent Program (GTI) is a priority visa pathway for highly skilled individuals to migrate permanently to Australia. The program aims to keep Australia competitive in ten key sectors and well equipped for global economic growth trends. The Department of Home Affairs is responsible for identifying high calibre applicants and granting visas for…

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Successful Health Waiver for a Family With Two Young Children Diagnosed With Cystic Fibrosis

Andrew Woo, Immigration Lawyer, has had recent success in securing a health waiver for his Queensland based clients applying for a partner visa. “It was quite a journey for everyone involved, including myself”, said Andrew reflecting on his involvement in the case that dates back to 2017. Background The sponsor was a New Zealand citizen…

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Gaining time with your children after separation or divorce … A father’s perspective

The process of separating and/or getting a divorce can be traumatic for everyone, but when children are involved, working out parenting arrangements can significantly add to the stress, complexity, and burden. While Australian family law requires the consideration of equal time between separated parents and their children, there are reasons why sometimes that does not…

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Workers Compensation – Your FAQs Answered

People suffering from work-related injuries can claim workers compensation. In NSW, Workers Compensation Law requires all employers to take our worker’s compensation insurance. It covers all workers – full-time, part-time, casual and commission. Subcontractors may also be “deemed” workers depending on the details of the relationship. What type of injuries does workers compensation cover? Workers…

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What are the most important things to know about Wills and Probate?

The death of a loved one is distressing and painful. After their loss, you may be tasked with managing their finances and distributing their assets. This process of administering an estate is known as Probate. It’s a series of legal processes and enquiries which need to be undertaken within a specific timeframe. Is there a…

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Can You Work After Making a Total & Permanent Disability Claim?

Many superannuation policies offer a Total and Permanent Disability (TPD) benefit. It’s a wonderful safety net to have as TPD benefits are designed to provide a lump sum payment if an illness or injury prevents you from working. TPD benefits were originally intended to provide enough money to make up for the lost super contributions…

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Top 3 Commonly Asked Questions About Conveyancing Answered.

There is more to buying a home than the suburb you wish to live in or the style of property you want to buy. The process of buying or selling a property is complex. Here are the 3 most commonly asked questions about the conveyancing process. Question 1:  What are the main steps in the…

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Payments Under Workers Compensation Explained

If you’ve sustained an injury at work and cannot work to your full capacity, it can significantly impact your financial stability. Particularly in the case of a serious injury resulting in a prolonged absence from work. Luckily, workers compensation payments are designed to help cover a number of costs and financial losses, taking into account…

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