News

Help! Am I a Contractor or Employee?

16-February-2021 Commercial Disputes By Jamal Bakalian

You may think that you have entered into a ‘contractor relationship’ to provide your services or expertise to an individual or a Company and that therefore you are not entitled to the same protections as regular employees. The good news is that in...

Family Court Consent Orders & Change of Mind – Can consent be withdrawn?

5-November-2020 Family Law By Simone Green

Settlement of disputes, even during the end stages of a trial in the family courts is common, often due to the unpredictability and expense of reaching a judicial outcome. The terms of agreement are written, signed and handed up to the Judge, or filed...

Christmas, children, and divorce – tips on navigating a separated Christmas

Family Law By Simone Green

Sadly, many families will experience their first Christmas across two households this year due to relationship breakdown. What is already a challenging time of year with its various end of year demands can also be overwhelming with the additional...

End of Year, Christmas Cheer, and Important Dates for Separated Families

Family Law By Simone Green

The Christmas period is fast approaching and with it also appears the seemingly endless list of events and stress inducing deadlines. So too is the filing deadline for applications seeking the Family Courts to make parenting orders during the Christmas...

Fur kids and custody – what does the law say?

Family Law By Simone Green

With many people increasingly treating their pets as family members, even as substitute children, it comes as no surprise that ‘custody’ battles ensue when a couple breaks up and arrangements need to be made for the care of the ‘fur kids’....

Spouses Behaving Badly – Don’t underestimate the penalties of breaching Family Court Orders!

12-October-2020 Family Law By Simone Green

The case of Lescosky & Durante [2020] FamCAFC 179; (28 July 2020) highlights the serious range of penalties the Family Courts can apply to people who choose to breach (also known as ‘contravene’) Court Orders without reasonable excuse. Mr...

Do I Need A Shareholders’ Agreement?

10-September-2020 Commercial Disputes By Mark Streeter

Whilst not required by law, there are many benefits to having in place a shareholder’s agreement. This article asks five key questions to ask yourself before deciding whether having one in place is right for your business. 1. What is the relationship...