National unfair terms protections

National unfair terms protections to be extended to small business – Do your standard-form contracts contain unfair terms?

The Federal Government has recently introduced The Treasury Legislation Amendment (Small Business and Unfair Contract Terms) Bill 2015 (the Bill)…

Contesting a Will

My apologies to those of you who are not old enough to remember The Beatles, but after that band broke up George Harrison wrote and recorded a song called ‘Art of Dying’. A very prescient title because there is indeed an art of dying, especially when it comes to making a will.

Politicians and Defamation

Politicians and defamation – a costly “tweet” and an even more costly “revenge” There have been two recent defamation cases involving prominent politicians that have highlighted the dangers of social media for defamation defendants.

Trusts termination

How trusts are terminated under Australian law

There are three main ways in which a trust may be terminated:

1. Termination of the trust by revocation, as detailed within the trust instrument…

Transgender marriage laws

What are the current laws in relation to marriage involving a transgender person in Australia?

With all the talk of gay marriage law reform recently, most would be aware that the current definition in Australian law is that marriage…

Quick Justice – Sometimes

As anyone who has had some involvement with lawyers and courts will tell you, the vast majority of cases take a long time to resolve.

Whether they have to go to trial or most of the way towards a trial, unless the disputing parties have an early epiphany and negotiate…