Minor Civil Law News
BROKEN ENGAGEMENT: CAN I GET BACK THE RING? – By Michelle Crichton – Who gets the ring when an engagement is broken? This was the issue in a recent case in the ACT. It raises interesting questions about whether engagement rings can be treated as gifts or as items that are held on trust until…Read More
NEIGHBOUR DISPUTES: HOW TO SAVE MONEY AND HEARTACHE – By Vanessa Ho – Some recent decisions concerning neighbour fence disputes show how important it is to get proper advice before taking legal action. Hogarth v Karp In this case, the parties were neighbours. The respondents had development approval to build a new house on their…Read More
IMPORTANT CHANGES TO MINOR CIVIL CLAIMS IN THE MAGISTRATES COURT – By Glen Pearce – Important new changes to the Minor Civil Claims Court in South Australia will see a significant reduction in the maximum amount of money that can be claimed. This is set to impact anyone who wishes to make or defend a small claim.…Read More
IT’S A SIGN: NEIGHBOUR DISPUTE OVER A PLACARD AND A POOL By Glen Pearce They say that good fences make good neighbours, but when it comes to swimming pools, that’s another story. In a decision of the District Court of South Australia, a disgruntled couple took a novel approach to air their grievances about the…Read More
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