Understanding Australian Law

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Understanding Australian Law

Hello, my name is Nigel and this is my law blog. The law can be a complicated and complex thing to try and understand, especially if you are not a trained lawyer. I am not a legal professional but I take a deep interest in the law. It all started when my uncle was involved in a lengthy court case and I decided to find out a little bit more about it. I started reading a legal book and didn't stop. I am fascinated by the law so I decided to start a blog so I could share my passion with others.


Divorce: 3 Questions to Ask Your Family Lawyer

If you are considering getting a divorce, the first thing you will need to do is contact a lawyer who specialises in family law. Special family courts oversee divorce cases in Australia, so it is important that your legal representative understands the ins and outs of this area of the law. When you have your first consultation with a lawyer, it is important that you ask the right questions so you know what to expect and so you can judge how proficient they are on the subject of family law. Read More 

How to Deal with an Employee Who Requests Time Off When Expecting

As an employer, you have many obligations when it comes to looking after your staff. Sooner rather than later, one of your employees is going to come to you and tell you that she is pregnant. Once you have enjoyed celebrating this news with your valued staff member, you need to start thinking about your plans. What obligations do you have here specifically, when it comes to a pregnant employee? Read More 

How to Deal with Superannuation Following a Breakup

When two people separate, confusion may reign. It can be challenging to determine how everything should be split up, especially property. Imagine how much more confusing this process could get when superannuation is involved. If you're in this situation, how on earth are you going to go about splitting this up? Analysing Superannuation The law determines that superannuation can be considered as property. As a consequence, it can certainly be put into the pool for ongoing negotiation. Read More 

Why Your Workers Compensation Claim May Be Denied

Some workers who have sustained injuries during workplace accidents can have their requests for workers compensation denied. This article discusses some of the circumstances under which your claim may be denied. Late Filing Most jurisdictions have timelines within which claims for benefits after injuries or illnesses suffered while at work can be filed. The insurance company may decline to honour your claim in case your papers were filed after the stipulated time had elapsed. Read More 

Four Ways Commercial Lawyers Help With Setting Up Equity-Based Financing for Your Company

Funding your business can be challenging, but luckily, loans and venture capital aren't the only options. If you want to stay out of debt and protect your assets, you may want to consider equity-based financing. In simple terms, that is when you sell shares of your company to investors. You benefit from the capital infusion, and they benefit from owning a small stake in your company. Setting up these mutually beneficial relationships, however, can be a bit tricky, and in most cases, you want a commercial lawyer by your side. Read More