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Separation: Would you consider your pet in the asset pool?

  Author: Lara Wentworth, Partner and Head of Family Law & Wills & Estate Planning   When a separation takes place, the parties involved must consider all financial and non-financial issues, among them, the pet dog.   The dog I hear you say? Yes, that is correct. The recent case of Downey & Beale Beale [2017] FCCA […]

Important Considerations When Planning A Will

Author: Lara Wentworth, Partner   Wills are often thought of as being simple and straight forward. The reality is, if you want to protect your wealth for generations to come, this is very rarely the case. If you operate a business or own assets in trust, there are many considerations which arise when drafting a […]
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Attention injured workers!

Attention injured workers! Further reforms to the workers compensation scheme were enacted on 4 December 2015. See link below for a summary of the changes. We will provide a more detailed summary soon. Stay tuned!! Click here for further information
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Veritas Law Firm and Madison Marcus Law Firm

Madison Marcus Law Firm are proud to announce a new relationship with the Institute of Accident Assessors (IAA). Mark Yum, Partner and Lara Wentworth, Partner, have recently been advising the IAA Board in relation to a restructure and relationship with another peak body in the automotive industry, a transaction which will benefit the IAA by […]
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Important information for workers

The Workers Compensation Amendment (Lump Sum Compensation Claims) Regulation 2015 was published on 13 November 2015 and is effective from that date. The Workers Compensation Regulation 2010 is amended to provide that if a worker had made a claim for lump sum compensation for permanent impairment pursuant to section 66 of the Workers Compensation Act […]

Recent amendments to the Workers Compensation Act 1987.

The NSW Government has enacted further amendments to the Workers Compensation Act with the aim of giving back to workers some entitlements that were stripped in the harsh amendments that came into effect in 2012. See below link from WIRO outlining the amendments made: http://e.wiro.nsw.gov.au/link/id/zzzz56258c4eb6c29602Pzzzz555a8fcad1f11294/page.html

Inghams Enterprises Pty Limited v. SOK

The NSW Supreme Court of Appeal handed down a decision in the matter of Cram Fluid Power Pty Limited v Green [2015] effectively taking a very strict interpretation of the meaning of “only one claim for compensation” as set out in the Workers Compensation Act. This means that any injured worker who has made a […]
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The NSW Supreme Court of Appeal decides all workers are now limited to 1 lump sum compensation claim

The NSW Supreme Court of Appeal handed down a decision in the matter of Cram Fluid Power Pty Limited v Green [2015] effectively taking a very strict interpretation of the meaning of “only one claim for compensation” as set out in the Workers Compensation Act. This means that any injured worker who has made a […]
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ADCO CONSTRUCTIONS PTY LIMITED v. GOUDAPPEL

HIGH COURT DECISION The High Court this morning upheld the employer’s appeal against the decision  of the New South Wales Court of Appeal. In a unanimous decision the Court made the following Order: Appeal allowed. Set aside paragraph 3 of the order of the Court of Appeal of the Supreme Court of New South Wales […]
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Divorce Do’s & Don’ts

Divorce Do’s & Don’ts

Some helpful Do’s & Don’ts regarding your children, when getting a Divorce or Separation! DO – Reassure them that the break up is not their fault – Regularly tell them that you love them – Be positive about the other parent – Allow them to express their feelings – Let them know that you think […]
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