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Jul

23

Threatened or Actual Physical Violence

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Where there is threatened or actual physical violence that person can apply to their local Magistrates Court to take out a Peace and Good Behaviour order pursuant the Peace and Good Behaviour Act. Your local Magistrates Court and Legal Aid Office can provide you with comprehensive guides in relation to the procedure required together with relevant forms. […]

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Jul

23

Supreme Court

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The Supreme Court is Queensland’s highest court. It deals with the most serious criminal cases such as murder, attempted murder and major drug offences and with civil cases that involve claims over $250,000 or a dispute about a government decision. The Supreme Court is made up of the Trial Division and the Court of Appeal. […]

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Jul

23

Small Claims Tribunal

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The Small Claims Tribunal was set up to offer a cheap and simple alternative to bringing a small claim before a court. You may find yourself confronted with the prospect of a hearing before the Tribunal if you are involved in a dispute that involves an amount under $7,500 and/or when the dispute is about: […]

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Jul

23

Queensland Court System

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Facing the courts system in Queensland can be a daunting process without the assistance of a lawyer experienced in dealing with the courts at all levels. It is the nature of the dispute or the type of offence that determines which court a matter will be heard in.  All of the courts can determine both criminal […]

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Jul

23

Motor Vehicle Accident Claims

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In Queensland, any person who is injured as a result of the negligent operation of a motor vehicle, an unidentified or unregistered vehicle by another person, may be able to make a claim against the Compulsory Third Party Insurer of that motor vehicle. It is important to seek legal advice as soon as possible in […]

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Jul

23

Medical Negligence Claims

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Medical negligence claims fall into a number of different areas. Generally it involves the negligence of a medical practitioner or a medical provider such as a hospital in failing to provide treatment which would be reasonably expected of a competent practitioner or provider resulting in that breach of duty of care to the patient or […]

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Jul

23

Magistrates Court

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The Magistrates Court is the busiest court in Queensland. It is the first stop for all criminal matters and many civil matters. There are 82 courthouses in Queensland. A stipendiary magistrate presides over the magistrates court, makes all decisions and delivers judgments. The magistrate wears robes but no wig and is referred to as “Your […]

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Jul

23

Litigation Process – Contract Disputes

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LITIGATION PROCESS – CONTRACT DISPUTES Practical legal advice in any contractual or business related dispute will provide a clear understanding of your options, whether you wish to take action against another party or if another party is taking action against you.   The early stages of any dispute are critical to protect your rights and produce […]

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Jul

19

Insolvency & Bankruptcy

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CORPORATE INSOLVENCY – LIQUIDATION Liquidation is the process of winding up a company’s financial affairs. The aim of this process is to provide for an orderly dismantling of the company structure, the undertaking of appropriate investigations and a fair distribution of the company’s assets to its creditors. The liquidation of a company occurs because the […]

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Jul

19

Employment Law

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Unfair Dismissal   An Employee is unfairly dismissed when the grounds were not justifiable or in some cases in a way which was procedurally unfair. An employee’s dismissal from employment is unlawful if it is for an invalid reason or it is harsh, unjust or unreasonable. Some examples of invalid reasons are: Temporary absence due […]

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