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DEBT RECOVERY

DEBT RECOVERY

Where a party (the Respondent) does not meet their contractual requirements or any other legal obligation and therefore owes money to an Applicant, however, they decline the presumption that they acted in breach of their obligations, a dispute has arisen. In such a...

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Australian Consumer Law

Australian Consumer Law

The Australian Consumer Law (the “ACL”) is a national law aiming to protect consumer rights in transactions and commercial dealings. It hosts both general and specific protections depending on the scale of the parties and the nature of the transaction.   Am I a...

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Domestic Building Work Contracts

Domestic Building Work Contracts

When engaging in building work, it is important to ensure that there is an executed contract that contains all the required elements. Depending on the types of work performed, building contracts can be differentiated into domestic building work (i.e. building a...

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Terminating Contracts Generally

Terminating Contracts Generally

It is not uncommon for contractual relationships to break down and result in differing forms of termination. Generally, contracts will either terminate amicably between the parties or through dispute via formalised court or arbitration proceedings.   Amicable...

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Suppression Orders

Suppression Orders

Suppression orders essentially restrict the publication and reporting of a particular court proceeding or parts thereof.  The courts can decide that a suppression order is necessary for various reasons, outlined specifically in section 69A (1) of the Evidence Act 1929...

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Exiting the wrong marriage in the right way

Exiting the wrong marriage in the right way

Eligibility for Divorce You must be eligible to apply for a divorce. Those eligibility criteria involve residency, the likelihood of reconciliation, the duration of separation, and your marriage certificate.    Case management A new case management pathway aims to...

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STUDENT VISA REFUSAL IN AUSTRALIA

STUDENT VISA REFUSAL IN AUSTRALIA

It can be distressing and worrying to know that your student visa has been either rejected or cancelled. As such, it is important to understand the reasons behind such a decisions and your options moving forward. Possible Reasons for Refusal or Denial of Student Visa...

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Understanding Patents

Understanding Patents

What is a patent? A patent is a legally enforceable right for a device, substance, method or process. A successful patent application relies on a few criteria. For instance, the invention must be: - new; useful; and inventive or innovative. It is vital to protect your...

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