Tag: queensland

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

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

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

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

17

All Non Public Queensland Employers Now Covered by the Fair Work Act

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The Fair Work (Commonwealth Powers) and Other Provisions Act 2009 (Qld) (“the Act”) was passed by the Queensland Parliament on 11 November 2009 and the provisions took effect on 1 January 2010. The Act refers the power to make laws in respect of all employers in Queensland from the Queensland Government to the Commonwealth Government, […]

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Jun

27

Disputing Estates

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DISPUTING ESTATES Our property is ours to do with what we wish when we die.  Or is it?  While Queensland law recognises an individual’s right to testamentary freedom, there are some constraints that prevent this freedom from operating in a completely unrestricted manner.  Indeed, estates are often challenged for a variety of reasons.  There may […]

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