Help – I’ve Contracted an Infection from a Medical Instrument

The stress of needing surgery or a permanent surgical implant is daunting enough, but to then find yourself with a serious or potentially life-threatening injury as a result of your medical device is…

Details on the National Commission into Elder Abuse

Elderly residents with dementia being overmedicated, mistreated and inappropriately restrained -- Australians were horrified by reports of elder abuse at the Oakden Older Person’s Mental Health…

Keeping It Truthful in Employment References

The issue of lying on a curriculum vitae or giving false information via an employment reference has heightened the interests of businesses and employers, especially in light of the allegations…

The Danger of Widespread Use of Antibiotics

In recent years the use of antibiotics has increased significantly. While physicians are aware of the proper circumstances under which an antibiotic should be prescribed, patients are not.…

Are you protecting your physical assets?

That’s the question that starts people worrying about the house, the car and the pricey computer. But another kind of physical asset that you should be protecting is the documentation that describes…

SMSF – auditors and accountants liable for losses

Written by Special Counsel Leigh Adams   It is easy for a self-managed superannuation fund member (SMSF member) to simply shrug their shoulders if their SMSF investments go belly-up. It can…

Are social media defamation cases worth it?

With the advent of Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and the myriad of other social media options the issue of defamation of character is on the rise in New South Wales Australia. And while there are laws…

Time constraints in your family law case that you should be aware of

If you and your spouse have decided to separate in contemplation of a probable divorce, you clearly have a lot to do and a lot to think about. It’s easy to lose track of deadlines. However, time…

What is the time limit for workers compensation claims?

Sustaining an injury that arises out of or in the course of your employment can be disconcerting and stressful. It is rare that anyone can afford uncompensated time off work and a physical injury…

What are the legalities around the government’s proposed pill testing at music festivals?

After the tragic deaths of several young music festival attendees, the debate about the pros and cons of pill testing has taken Parliament (and the internet) by storm. NSW Premier Gladys Berejiklian…

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