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Restraint Clauses in Employment Contracts

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  • 29 October 2021
  Restraint of Trade or Restraint Clauses appear regularly in employment contracts. Most people do not think twice about them and are just thankful they secured the job or position.
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Labour Hire workers and Unfair Dismissals

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  • 24 September 2021
  What is a Labour Hire Worker? The definition of a labour hire worker is a person (worker) who signs a work contract with an agency firm. Examples are nursing agencies, security agenc
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ASSAULT OCCASSIONING ACTUAL BODILY HARM (AOABH)

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  • 15 September 2021
  The Law Section 59(1) of the Crimes Act NSW provides for the offence of Assault occasioning actual bodily harm, in that: Whosoever assaults any person, and thereby occasions
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'Ignorance of the law does not excuse him'

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  • 27 August 2021
  The above quote is an ancient proverb and a principle in law.   It means that just because a person does not know the law, does not mean that he/she cannot be held accountab
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Subpoena

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  • 25 August 2021
In both criminal and civil matters, you may be needing to request or be subject to a subpoena. The scope of Subpoenas ranges from: - For a person to attend Court to give evidence in a m
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Indigenous People can NEVER BE Constitutional Aliens

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  • 24 August 2021
  Love & Thoms v Commonwealth [2020] HCA 3 Mr Thoms was born in New Zealand and as such was a New Zealand citizen. But he had resided permanently in Australia since 1994 and is a d
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SANE AUTOMATISM the defence at law

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  • 24 August 2021
  This month we highlight the often-misunderstood defence in criminal law of SANE AUTOMATISM In our criminal law jurisdiction, all criminal offences require proof that an accused perso
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Why you need a good advocate at Court

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  • 26 July 2021
  Some people try to go it alone when they are facing a matter in Court. Whilst for some people this will not be problematic as they are confident and believe they can argue their case
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Opinion Evidence at law - exceptions to inadmissibility

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  • 09 July 2021
  Whether you are facing a criminal or civil matter, the opposing side may attempt to use what is known as ‘Opinion Evidence’ against you. Generally, the rules of evidence
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Freedom of Contract - is there really such a thing?

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  • 02 July 2021
  It has been premised that employers and employees have the right to negotiate their terms of contract. The concept of autonomy describes this as people should be free to choose whom they
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