2020: Not Such a Good Year (Deaths)

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Stephen Warne

Takna Jigme Sango

Cars Holden

Americans  A grotesque pathogen the actions of which had at the time already killed 200,000 Americans contracted COVID-19, and described it as ‘a blessing from God’.  Though thoughts and prayers around the world were with the virus, Trump prevailed.  By the end of the year, one

Adolescents who turn homes into war zones

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ABC Radio

One in ten incidents of family violence are committed by adolescents. Most of the violence is carried out by young males towards their mothers and involves verbal and physical abuse, coercive and controlling behaviours, financial abuse, stalking and property damage. Are our legal and social responses adequate?

U.S. SPENDING BILL INCLUDES SWEEPING NEW COPYRIGHT AND TRADEMARK MEASURES

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Lorie Lambert

On Monday, 21 December, U.S. Congressional leaders passed a spending bill that included government funding and folded in several controversial intellectual property provisions that will expand the rights of intellectual property owners. These provisions include the Copyright Alternative in Small-Claims Enforce (CASE) Act, the Trademark Modernization Act (TMA), and a

Australia’s legal response to WW1 and the 1919 Spanish Flu

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ABC Radio

A timely reflection on the legal responses to two separate but intimately-linked tragedies. During war we saw restrictions on food prices, protests and the freedoms of German Australians. During the Spanish flu crisis we saw maritime quarantines, closed internal borders and spats between the states and feds. Sound familiar?

Dealing with a dispute in business can be time-consuming, complicated and stressful. Working with the Sutton Laurence …

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Dealing with a dispute in business can be time-consuming, complicated and stressful. Working with the Sutton Laurence King team on any disputes or litigation issues you’ll receive clear advice and guidance whether it’s a simple or complex matter. Contact us today if you require assistance in regards to any disputes

Call for regulation of debt repair or credit management companies

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New research finds that 8% of Australians have used the services of debt management or credit repair companies this year. The Consumer Action Law Centre who commissioned the research are calling for UK-style consumer protections that require these businesses to act in the best interests of clients.    

COVID-19 and jury trials

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Don a mask and join a tour of the County Court of Victoria with Chief Justice Peter Kidd. Find out how jury trials are being made COVID-19 safe.  And while masks aren’t mandatory in NSW criminal trials, there have been many changes including more judge-only trials.

Legal terminology and jargon can be a lot for the average individual to understand. Here at Sutton Laurence King Lawyers…

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Legal terminology and jargon can be a lot for the average individual to understand. Here at Sutton Laurence King Lawyers, we simplify this language so it’s understandable for every stakeholder involved. With simplicity and effectiveness being strong virtues of our philosophy, contact us today to see how we can assist

Royal Commission into Lawyer X findings. And Family Court’s Lighthouse Project new approach to family violence

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The Royal Commission into the Management of Police Informants concludes that the behaviour of both the Victoria Police and Nicola Gobbo, who led a double life of both barrister and informant, may affect over 1,000 court findings. Among the 111 recommendations is the appointment of a special investigator, as well