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Pleading Software ‘Pleader’ is an ALTACON Legal Technology Pitch Video Finalist

On: May 27, 2019
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Employment Law – Jurisdiction Tree

On: April 19, 2019
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Sergeant Andrew Russell Prize in Public International Law goes to Ryan Sutherland

On: April 19, 2019
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The Lemon v Mead appeal decision – Wealthy Family Provision applicants

On: April 19, 2019

The much-anticipated Court of Appeal decision in Lemon v Mead[1] was handed down in November 2017.  This decision is of interest to practitioners acting for clients who are wealthy but who claim…

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Family provision is not social welfare

On: April 19, 2019

Kohari v NSW Trustee & Guardian [2017] NSWSC 1080 This case provides another tragic example of the complexity of family relationships – particularly the relationship between a parent and a…

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When can a party be represented by a lawyer at the Fair Work Commission?

On: April 19, 2019

Guillemain v Woolworths Limited [2017] FWC 4236 considered this question in a recent decision by the Fair Work Commission (the FWC), delivered on 15 August 2017. Unlike in most courts and…

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Employee successfully claims discrimination due to pregnancy

On: April 19, 2019

On 6 July 2017, the Federal Circuit Court of Australia determined an employer had taken unlawful adverse action in dismissing an employee because of her pregnancy. Mrs Mahajan commenced work…

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Discovery in Estate Proceedings

On: April 19, 2019
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Employer’s right to direct an employee to attend its own medical practitioners – further support provided in Grant v BHP Coal Pty Ltd by the Federal Court

On: April 19, 2019

Introduction In March 2014, the Fair Work Commission decided, in the circumstances of the case in question, that it was a reasonable direction by the employer to require its employee…

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Adult Child of deceased fails in Family Provision Act claim

On: April 19, 2019

The recent Supreme Court of WA decision of Mills v Piller[1] is another example of the difficulties faced by adult children claiming further provisions from a parent’s estate pursuant to the Family Provision…

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