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De Facto Relationships: Are you in one?

De Facto Relationships: Are you in one?

Author: Lara Wentworth, Partner & Head of Family Law Are you in a de facto relationship? If you answered no, the question I have for you is, are you sure? A de facto status refers to two people in a relationship and begins with merely the act of two people living together for a period of […]
Family Law Proceedings and Social Media

Family Law Proceedings and Social Media

Author: Lara Wentworth, Partner & Head of Family Law Think twice before you post: How you can avoid the dark side of social media during your family law proceedings.   When it comes to family law proceedings, more and more often personal information found on social media is being used as evidence in Court. When used […]
New Workers Compensation Scheme Agent Arrangements

New Workers Compensation Scheme Agent Arrangements

icare (formerly known as Workcover) has announced that all workers compensation claims made after 1 January 2018 will now be managed by a single scheme agent – EML (formerly Employers Mutual Limited). If you have any questions or concerns about how this may affect your existing claim or future claims please call one of our […]

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 […]

Cyclists hit with huge fine increases for cycling offences in NSW

Author: Michael Short, Special Counsel and Accredited Specialists in Personal Injury Law A very interesting article published in the Guardian last week reported on the continuation of City of Sydney’s ‘war on cyclists’, with the latest development being a recent dramatic increase in fines for a number of cycling offences in New South Wales.  As an example, the fine for […]
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Is your road traffic accident a blameless accident?

Author: Theresa Armstrong, Director and Accredited Specialist in Personal Injury It is a cruel fact that at some point in a road users life, be it motor vehicle drivers, pedestrians or cyclists, you may find yourself injured as a result of a road accident. Recent changes to the Motor Accident Compensation Act mean that if you have been […]
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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 […]