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We often receive instructions after family court orders have been made, making it harder to provide the legal help clients need. We set out some detail about a matter we recently encountered to illustrate how tough it can be. The matter revolved around the residence and care of the young daughter of our client. The […]

In this issue, we wish to introduce and outline an area of law of fundamental importance to all persons involved in business. This is the lease of commercial premises. With the substantial increase in the number of Indians now living in Australia and our increasing contribution to the commercial, professional and academic spheres of this […]

Do you have a friend or relative who has just separated? If so, the information below should help. What is meant by separation? Separation in Family Law is defined as the bringing to an end of a marriage or de facto relationship. There is no need or ability to register a separation under Australian Family […]

How to get legal help for a victim of family violence? An intervention order is an order of the Court to protect the safety of a family member that has been a victim of family violence, to protect a child or to protect property. A victim of family violence may be able to obtain an […]

Police Charges

Most people think that if a person is charged by the Police or Authorities such as Local Councils, Environment Protection Authority or the Building Commission for example, there is no opportunity for negotiation or even request to have the charges withdrawn. In our experience it is wise to discuss the matter with an experienced lawyer […]

A Power of Attorney is a legal document that gives a trusted person the legal authority to act for you, and to make legally binding decisions on your behalf. If you do not have a power of attorney then you should contact us and find out more. There are two broad categories of Power of […]

It is often stated that the purchase of a house is the largest investment most people will make in their life time. There is fortunately a large body of both statute and case law to assist purchasers of real estate to ensure that a good title is obtained and the real estate can be used […]

The Fair Work Commission has powers to make anti-bullying orders when a worker has been bullied by an individual or group and there is a risk that the worker will continue to be bullied at work by the individual or group. The Commission does not have the power to order any monetary compensation – the […]

Introduction Mr. Prakash Raniga and his team have acted for numerous clients contracting to purchase businesses, and these businesses have ranged from restaurants, franchises including Spudbar, Subway, Pizza Hut, Dominos, convenience stores, petrol stations, Tatts outlets, bakeries and other similar businesses. The initial contact for most of the interested purchasers is business brokers, and we […]

Dr Manjula O’Connor

We have been working closely with consultant psychiatrist Dr Manjula O’Connor over the last two years to provide family law legal services to women who have been the victims of domestic violence and are now suffering psychiatric illness as a result. The majority of cases we have worked on with Dr O’Connor relate to women […]