Author: Evatt Styles

How to lend money to family or friends without losing either

8-January-2016 Commercial Disputes By Evatt Styles

The old saying, “Neither a borrower, nor a lender be – for often you lose both the money and the friend”, is commonly very true for borrowers and lenders today. Loans to friends and relatives can be particularly fraught due to...

Cases of ‘revenge porn’ rising

7-December-2015 Fraud and Insolvency,General By Evatt Styles

In an era where smartphones and posting on social media have became commonplace, the risk of intimidation or a breach of privacy through the posting of inappropriate or embarrassing digital content has escalated. “Revenge porn” is one...

Blackmail cases rising in online era, where invasions of privacy abound

2-December-2015 Fraud and Insolvency,General By Evatt Styles

What should you do when your confidential details have been fraudulently exposed? And are website privacy statements trustworthy? In June 2015, the NSW Legislative Council called for an inquiry into serious invasions of privacy in NSW. This follows...

Six tips to avoid partnership disputes

Commercial Disputes By Evatt Styles

Disputes are an inevitable part of doing business, particularly in a scenario where parties agree to work together in order to advance their own mutual interests. Mr Evatt Styles, Streeterlaw, Senior Solicitor - Commercial Dispute Resolution provides...

Incidence of domestic violence rising

28-November-2015 Family Law By Evatt Styles

With more than one woman dying every week in Australia this year as a result of domestic violence, the Federal Government recently pledged more than $100 million to create awareness, educate support staff and even provide for “duty...

Treasurer partially vindicated in defamation case

18-July-2015 Commercial Disputes By Evatt Styles

The recent defamation case of Hockey v Fairfax Media, handed down by Justice White in the Federal Court on 30 June, has implications for a number of Streeterlaw’s corporate clients, particularly those who are subject to frequent media and social...

What is the best and cheapest way to resolve commercial disputes outside of court?

19-March-2015 Commercial Disputes By Evatt Styles

How to use Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) to resolve commercial disputes The “best” way of resolving a dispute changes and certainly depends on the context, the type of dispute, its complexity and the competing interests of the...

Streeterlaw instigates urgent freezing order to recover client’s money

18-March-2015 Commercial Disputes,Fraud and Insolvency By Evatt Styles

When we were first retained by our clients, they were small business owners, who had spent two years in legal proceedings attempting to recover money from the defendant who had failed to rectify a number of building defects and non-performance under a...

Posting sexually explicit images on social media can be costly

19-February-2015 Family Law,Commercial Disputes By Evatt Styles

A man who posted sexually explicit images and videos of his ex-girlfriend on Facebook has been forced to pay her almost $50,000 for the distress and embarrassment caused. The case, heard in the ‘Supreme Court of Western Australia in December...

Strata cases no longer need legal representation in NCAT

2-February-2015 Property By Evatt Styles

On 1 January 2014, the Consumer, Trader and Tenancy Tribunal (CTTT) amalgamated with around 22 tribunals to form the often described “super” tribunal called the NSW Civil and Administrative Tribunal (NCAT). NCAT deals with a broad range of...