22.082016
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THE PRINCE AND THE PRETENDER

– By Andrew Carpenter – We may all sleep a little easier after a recent decision of the South Australian Supreme Court, in which a fraudster was denied the chance to continue to defend a claim against him. The Court found that he had not produced any reliable evidence, despite his purported links to a…

17.082016
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CAN YOU TAKE THE KIDS OVERSEAS WHEN YOUR EX WON’T CONSENT?

– By Kaela Dore – Once you’ve separated from your partner, the issue of overseas travel with children can become fraught with difficulties. The Family Court recently looked at this issue and took into account the conduct of the mother and father in the initial hearing, on appeal and for all the years that the case…

10.082016
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LAWYER OR MIGRATION AGENT: WHAT’S THE DIFFERENCE?

– By Marwa Shabbar – You’ve made the decision to migrate to Australia and you’ve started planning your move, right down to what you’ll pack in your suitcases. But before you get to that, you need to organise a visa. Friends have told you to get help from a professional based in Australia. You look…

09.082016
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CTP INSURANCE: HOW WILL THE CHANGES AFFECT YOU?

- By Andrew Carpenter –  Changes to Compulsory Third Party Insurance (CTP) in South Australia will impact on everyone who currently has a claim or a potential claim. It is important that you understand what is happening, how it may impact you, and that you know your legal rights. What is CTP? Anyone who registers a motor…

04.082016
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FINANCIAL FRAUD: HITTING WHERE IT HURTS

– By Andrew Carpenter – It’s a classic Hollywood theme: loveable rogue scams unwitting victims and makes off with their hard-earned funds to enjoy a lifestyle of luxury. It’s an entertaining story-line, but if it happens to you in real life, the financial and emotional impact can be huge. What is financial fraud? Financial fraud is…

28.072016
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IS THE LAW CATCHING UP WITH POLICE OVER SEXUAL HARASSMENT CASE?

– By Hayley Boswell – For too many victims of workplace sexual harassment, the fear of publicity will stop them from making a complaint or taking legal action. Sadly, this may mean that the victim is denied justice and also that the harassing behaviour is allowed to continue. Recently, a former female police officer was temporarily…