In this video, Accredited Family Law Specialist and Award-Winning Fertility Lawyer, Stephen Page discusses the importance of putting together a risk management plan if you’re in an unsafe relationship.
ABLR Vol 49, Part 2 is out and features five excellent contributions:
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Once, the far majority of family law disputes ended in protracted court proceedings, now it’s completely different. At Page Provan, we’re an early resolution focused law firm. In this video, Accredited Family Law Specialist, Bruce Provan discusses the range of options
Cindy Wasser from Hope Springs Fertility is a leading Canadian surrogacy lawyer. A mum through surrogacy, Cindy has helped many Australian intended parents over many years with their Canadian surrogacy journeys.
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In this episode of the Australian Family & Fertility Law Podcast, Accredited Family Law Specialist, Bruce Provan talks with Mediator, Farley Tolpen on why and how mediation works in resolving family law disputes.
Dr. Said Daneshmand is an internationally recognized fertility specialist with extensive experience in providing third-party reproductive services. In his second year of studying medicine, he had a profound experience that changed his life forever.
Fertility law attorney Rich Vaughn combined his passion for family formation and founded one of the most successful and best-known law firms in the world focusing on assisted reproductive technology law.
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Just completed a great free short leadership course through UNSW for UNSW alumni. Keep an eye out for it next year!
Type:LearningCost:FreeLearn to Lead with UNSW 2021Issued by UNSWLearn to Lead with UNSW is a specially curated short course for UNSW alumni on the topic of leadership. Facilitated by UNSW academics, alumni
Kinkhead v Rositani VMC 009 is a case about crash and bash litigation, a field of endeavour for lawyers which is fertile as a generator of professional misconduct prosecutions. That is because the Victorian Legal Services Commissioner has a fascination with the lawyers who act for
Di Lorenzo v The Magistrates’ Court of Victoria VSC 475 was a case in which the Supreme Court spent 2 hearing days on a judicial review of a costs order worth $5,000. One paragraph of it piqued my interest, about the interpretation of provisions
1. In Price v Spoor,  HCA 20, the High Court handed down a decision on 23 June 2021 about whether the parties to a mortgage could agree to contract out of the operation of the Queensland equivalent of the Limitation of Actions Act, 1958, and whether such an agreement
Should compensation be denied to a passenger in a stolen vehicle who was seriously injured when it crashed? And, a New South Wales Tribunal has ruled that a COVID-19 death can be classified as a work-related injury.
The dispute in Kennedy v Proctor involved, at its heart, a simple question: had a competition horse, purchased by one friend for another and claimed to have been a gift, in fact been a gift? Of greater significance to appellate practice, however, the case demonstrates the difficulty in seeking to
In the last post, Justice Quigley extended time in which to seek taxation under the Legal Profession Uniform Law (Vic) in unusual circumstances, by consent. Curiously, a funny little case from NSW provides an echo: Stoltz v Peter Skidmore of Phoenix Legal Consulting Pty Limited NSWSC 1063 (funny choice of
Over the last few days three decisions relating to GST have been handed down. One by the Full Federal Court on the GST treatment of gambling supplies (allowing the Commissioner’s appeal) and two by the Tribunal, one on development leases and whether excess GST has been “passed on” (partially in
The benefits of an early offer of compromise in restrictive covenant proceedings were again shown in Manderson v Smith Anor (Costs) S ECI 2020 03378 when Efthim AsJ upheld an offer to walk away as being a genuine compromise in … Continue reading →
The Full Court of the Federal Court of Australia has reaffirmed that a registered trade mark can only be infringed by the primary user of a trade mark and there is no concept of authorisation of infringement recognised under Australian trade mark law.
The Board of Directors of the Dubai International Financial Centre (DIFC) Authority recently issued the DIFC Intellectual Property Regulations (IP Regulations). The IP Regulations took effect on 5 July 2021 and were issued pursuant to the DIFC Intellectual Property Law, DIFC Law No. of 2019 (IP Law).
How and why you have split-up is a very important question. In this video, Accredited Family Law Specialist, Stephen Page discusses the importance of the answer to this question on everything that follows!
The Victorian Civil and Administrative Tribunal has found that landlords can evict tenants for non-payment of rent during the big Victorian lockdown of 2020. It’s a ruling that could affect thousands of vulnerable renters. And, should doctors, lawyers and other professionals be able to sue someone who posts a
On 15 of April 2021, the Federal Court of Australia ordered two company directors to compensate their customers personally, a claim that has rarely been substantiated in Australian law. The pair were also ordered to pay a substantial fine and were disqualified from managing a company for three (3) years.
A rental guarantee can seem like the icing on the cake when you’re a property investor. You get guaranteed rental income for an agreed period if you can’t find a tenant for your off-the-plan apartment. What could possibly go wrong?
Unfortunately, the deal might not be quite as attractive as
If you’re involved in the Australian business world, you probably have already heard about the Director Identification Number scheme that is slowly coming into fruition. But what exactly is this scheme, and how does it affect directors of businesses? We’ll break down what the DIN scheme is, how it affects
Many contacts contain a clause, often called either a No Verbal Variations or No Oral Modifications (NOM) clause, intended to prevent future “nod and handshake” waivers of the terms of that contract, even when willingly entered into by both parties.
The intention behind such clauses is to protect both parties
In response to COVID-19, Parliament provided temporary relief measures through an amendment in the Corporations Act 2001 (Cth) (‘Corporations Act’).
The amendment allowed electronic signatures of documents, virtual meetings, and electronic notice of those meetings. It was expected that these amendments would be extended, but now the pre-COVID requirements of
Signing the contract of sale isn’t the last stage of a home purchase. Rather, it’s the beginning of a process that only ends on settlement day. This is the day when the agreed purchase price is paid to the seller and the buyer takes legal possession of the property.
As the COVID19 pandemic grips NSW, how do we balance the rights of an individual with those of the broader community? And the Victorian Ombudsman has released a report detailing human rights breaches, many dealing with ensuring compliance with COVID 19 public orders.
In 2011, in Zwierlein v Baw Baw SC  VCAT 74, the Victorian Civil and Administrative Tribunal refused an application for a three lot subdivision on land in Warragul after finding it was “unable to say that a beneficiary of … Continue reading →
This week, the WA parliament is debating new child protection legislation. Meanwhile a program called Aboriginal Family Led Decision Making is being piloted. Will new laws and programs reduce the vast over representation of Indigenous children in out-of-home care, currently seventeen times more likely than non-Indigenous children?
In the USA there is a growing number of legal disputes involving employees, consumers and university students who are challenging mandatory vaccination requirements. And new research suggests that virtual reality headsets could help jurors reach fairer verdicts in complex criminal trials.
If you earn a million dollars from selling drugs and are convicted under proceeds of crime legislation, you don’t get to keep it. But what if that conviction is quashed years later? Some of the most notorious figures in the gangland era are heading back to courts to appeal their
Despite your best intentions, business disputes can happen – whether it’s caused by a supplier not meeting their obligations, a late payment from a client, or a disagreement with an employee or customer.
And while it can be tempting to say ‘see you in court’, no one wants a lawsuit
Property in Victoria can be expensive. So one way of entering the market faster is to pool funds with family or friends. Unfortunately, things can get difficult when one co-owner wants to sell and the other doesn’t.
In Rose Burwood Pty Ltd v Whitehorse CC  VCAT 755, the Victorian Civil and Administrative Tribunal adopted a potentially inexpensive means of construing a building materials covenant. The parties appear to have made written submissions to the Tribunal and … Continue reading →