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ACTPLA loses bid to revoke development approval

The ACT Planning and Land Authority has lost a case in the ACT Supreme Court where the Applicant, Capital Recycling Solutions, sought an order that …

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Employment Law Series: Social Media Case Update

The issue of social media in the employment context is at the forefront of employment law issues presently. It is a grey area. Today, we …

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EmploymentLitigation & Dispute Resolution

Employment Law Series: Sexual harassment and #metoo – case update

Overview A number of Unfair Dismissal decisions before the FWC this year confirm that the #MeToo movement is gaining traction in Australia, with employers beginning …

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EmploymentLitigation & Dispute Resolution

Employment Law Series: Disputes arising from employment termination – Unfair dismissal

As we all know, often termination is challenging and if not handled delicately can result in a dispute.  The common disputes that arise out of …

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EmploymentLitigation & Dispute Resolution

Employment Law Series: Disputes arising from employment termination – general protection claims & adverse action

As we all know, often termination is challenging and if not handled delicately can result in a dispute.  The common disputes that arise out of …

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EmploymentLitigation & Dispute Resolution

Employment Law Series: Ending Employment – Serious Misconduct

It is fair for an employer to dismiss an employee without notice or warning when the employee’s conduct is sufficiently serious to justify immediate dismissal …

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Employment Law Series: Ending Employment – Resignations

The most common form of employment separation is where an employee provides an employer with Notice of their intention to end the employment relationship. This …

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Litigation & Dispute Resolution

I am in dispute with someone – is Court my only option?

The short answer is no. There are many options available to individuals and organisations in order to resolve a dispute without going to Court. At …

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Litigation & Dispute Resolution

Defamation and Social Media – an update

Defamation is a routine matter to take to Court.  Like all legal matters, there are tricks of the trade, but it is a fairly simple …

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Litigation & Dispute Resolution

Statutory demands: What are they, why would I use one and how?

Need to chase a debt from a company? Do you operate a company and someone has issued you a statutory demand? Here is a quick …

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Being a Good Advocate: More than Just being the Loudest

As a litigator, I advocate for my clients in the most traditional sense of the word – in the Courtroom. But if you think about …

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Holly, tinsel and a lawsuit

It’s that time of year again – it always comes round so quickly! Your office is no doubt buzzing with plans for the Christmas party, …

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Bankruptcy

The threat of personal bankruptcy is a common tactic used by creditors in an attempt to recover money from a debtor.  It is helpful for …

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The Decision in Morrow v Tattsbet Limited

On 4 July 2014 the Federal Circuit Court handed down a useful judgement about betting agency TAB dismissing one of its operators. The decision clarifies …

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Defamation and Social Media

What is defamation? Defamation can occur when a person writes something about another person or business that lowers the reputation of that person or business …

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