What can I do if my child was injured at a playground or swimming pool?

As a parent, you do not necessarily expect that when you take your child to an environment such as a playground, amusement park or public swimming area, that there could be areas of disrepair or…

Make sure to get your estate planning documents done sooner rather than later!

Written by Ellen Pacelli  This is a true (and tragic) case study. One of many that I have come across during my time practicing in Wills and Estates.   Envision you met the man of your dreams…

Can you claim compensation for plastic surgery gone wrong?

A lot can go wrong with plastic surgery – nerve damage, anesthesia errors, or surgical intervention that actually makes an existing problem worse. The results can be very serious, including pain,…

Can a minor enter into a contract?

Entering into a contract with a minor is generally unenforceable against the underage child. However, there are a couple of exceptions. And, while some believe there should be more exceptions, it…

A message from Owen Hodge Lawyers regarding COVID-19

Dear valued client,   The global effort to slow the spread and minimise the impact of COVID-19 is already underway, and it is presenting some unique challenges, for businesses around the world.…

Do I have to disclose my disability/ illness to my employer?

Here is the dilemma faced by many employees who have “hidden” or “invisible” disabilities:  Are you better off disclosing the existence of a disability or illness to your employer in order to qualify…

What should I do if my doctor misdiagnoses me?

When we seek medical attention we rarely think about our physician or surgeon or hospital staff making a mistake. But, unfortunately, mistakes do happen at the hands of our medical professionals.…

I’m contemplating divorce, but we have a lot of property together. What do I do?

Amidst the chaos of a divorce or separation, the task of dividing property may seem like an extra nightmare, especially if you and your spouse have accumulated a significant amount of property…

What is Workplace Absurdity?

Most workplaces have similar processes, procedures and rules that are governed by well-honed human resource policies that are in accordance with the labour laws of New South Wales Australia. However,…

I slipped and fell in a shopping centre – what can I do?

No one expects a shopping trip to be interrupted or end with a painful fall, but it happens. The ultimate outcome for your health and recovery often depends on what you do next. The answer to that…

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