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05 Apr 2021
A recent case in the NSW Supreme Court concerned the estate of a father with ...
23 Mar 2021
Two property sellers owned a 55-acre property containing a macadamia plantation ...
09 Mar 2021
A husband and wife married in 1988. They had one child together, a daughter who ...
23 Feb 2021
In 2014, the vendor and several purchasers entered into contracts for the sale ...
08 Feb 2021
A worker was recruited by an employer following a history of successful ...
12 Jan 2021
In June 2002, a man purchased three adjacent burial plots in a cemetery in ...
15 Dec 2020
The police established a strike force to investigate the illegal supply of drugs...
01 Dec 2020
A recent case in the NSW Supreme Court illustrates just how insidious cybercrime...
17 Nov 2020
In 1996 an elderly aunt made a will, in which she left $100,000 to each of her ...
05 Nov 2020
The accident happened on 15 June 2012. Four people were injured when a balcony ...
20 Oct 2020
Seventeen years ago, a woman referred to as “W”, who is now in her forties, ...
05 Oct 2020
A 93-year-old man died on 22 March 2017. In his lifetime, he had survived the ...
21 Sep 2020
A husband and wife acquired a property in 1975. The husband, a builder, built ...
08 Sep 2020
In June 2017, the purchasers entered into an off-the-plan contract to buy a ...
24 Aug 2020
The husband and wife met in 1988 and were married in 1991. They had three ...
10 Aug 2020
The complainant was a 61-year-old man who had ...
26 Jul 2020
An Australian company ran an escort agency which operated openly and legally. ...
14 Jul 2020
A husband, his wife and two children lived with the husband’s elderly mother ...
30 Jun 2020
The man’s story is one of Australia’s remarkable rags-to-riches immigrant ...
17 Jun 2020
On 25 June 2018, an employee commenced employment as a casual sales assistant ...
01 Jun 2020
Upon having a hair treatment at an Israeli hairdressing salon, a Canadian ...
20 May 2020
A registered voter failed to attend a polling booth to vote in the 2016 federal ...
05 May 2020
On 19 January 2018, a buyer and seller exchanged contracts for the sale and ...
21 Apr 2020
On 8 August 2000, a man executed a will naming his younger brother as his ...
07 Apr 2020
On 1 November 2015, the sales assistant was behind the counter at a jewellery ...
24 Mar 2020
Our community is currently dealing with an unprecedented health crisis caused by...
24 Mar 2020
A man was engaged by a labour hire company that supplied labourers for mining ...
10 Mar 2020
A NSW man died in September 2018, leaving an estate of about $2.5 million. His ...
24 Feb 2020
The appellant was an 11-year-old child. Her mother phoned the leisure park to ...
11 Feb 2020
A seller and a buyer entered into a contract for the sale of land near Grafton ...
28 Jan 2020
The husband and wife had two children, born in 2010 and 2014, before they ...
13 Jan 2020
The employee was a delivery driver working from his employer’s warehouse in ...
06 Dec 2019
A company introduced a biometric fingerprint scanning system as part of its new ...
26 Nov 2019
In 1974 a woman secured an office job in a large Australian organisation. Her ...
12 Nov 2019
A man had been employed by a company for about fifteen months when he was ...
29 Oct 2019
The chairperson of the strata committee and the tenant lived in the same strata ...
15 Oct 2019
In late June 2017, a government department (the ‘creditor’) instructed a ...
02 Oct 2019
The case of a man who fell victim to a phishing scam reads as a textbook example...
16 Sep 2019
In June 2015, a young man was apprehended by police and found to be in ...
03 Sep 2019
In early September 2008, a woman, who was then 43, began suffering from neck ...
20 Aug 2019
A police officer worked for NSW Police and was involved in a number of traumatic...
06 Aug 2019
On 23 October 2014, two companies entered into a standard NSW contract for the ...
19 Jul 2019
On 7 June 2010, a woman attended a hospital for the repair of an incisional ...
01 Jul 2019
The initial injury happened in December 2000, when the worker fell while pushing...
24 Jun 2019
A man emigrated to Australia from Hong Kong in 1941, when he was in his late ...
11 Jun 2019
Two landowners owned neighbouring harbourside properties (Property A and ...
24 May 2019
The deceased, the accused and another man were all misusers of prescription ...
14 May 2019
In an Australian first, the Fair Work Ombudsman won a landmark case in the ...
14 May 2019
A couple moved in together in 1992 and married in 1997, but ultimately separated...
29 Apr 2019
In the years prior to his death at the age of 87, a man instructed his solicitor...
10 Apr 2019
The parties entered into a conveyancing transaction for off-the-plan ...
27 Mar 2019
A Queensland police officer attended a motor vehicle accident in 2013 involving ...
12 Mar 2019
On 1 January 2012, there was a fire in a brothel which was run from premises in ...
20 Feb 2019
In January 2016, two companies, one Australian-based and one US-based, entered ...
12 Feb 2019
A couple had a child in 2008 and separated in 2010. The parents had distinctly ...
30 Jan 2019
A car accident took place in Chatswood, NSW, on a dark and rainy day with poor ...
15 Jan 2019
In April 2011 a woman died at 60 years of age. She was survived by her two adult...
12 Dec 2018
A Queensland man took his own life, leaving behind his wife and several family ...
22 Nov 2018
A land owner owned a large block of land in West Pennant Hills, in Sydney’s ...
08 Nov 2018
A law firm was negotiating with a landlord for the lease of office premises in ...
29 Oct 2018
A man was employed by a company on a full-time basis as a channel manager. He ...
26 Oct 2018
Article and photo supplied courtesy of Manning River Times. ...
15 Oct 2018
A large clothing retailer with outlets all over Australia employed a chief ...
02 Oct 2018
In a case study reported in 2016 by the UK Financial Ombudsman, an investor in ...
18 Sep 2018
The actual contents of many of the ecstasy tablets and other tablets that people...
18 Sep 2018
In the mid-afternoon of 18 April 2016, a driver was driving her car along ...
04 Sep 2018
The husband was aged 39, the wife was aged 37 and they had been married for ...
22 Aug 2018
The patient was a 73-year-old man who was happy, fit and active. In early 2011, ...
06 Aug 2018
In 2011, a man signed a will which gave his estate to his three children ...
25 Jul 2018
A Sydney council became aware of home owners in the local area who had converted...
09 Jul 2018
At 5:15 in the morning following a night of heavy drinking, the plaintiff and ...
26 Jun 2018
A couple owned a block of land in Port Douglas, Queensland, and set out to build...
13 Jun 2018
A couple became acquainted on the internet via a website for potential brides. ...
30 May 2018
 A light vehicle mechanic employed by a service company was working as an ...
16 May 2018
In 2003, a nineteen-year-old man began employment as a trainee accountant with a...
03 May 2018
A property in North Bondi was sold at auction on 21 November 2013 for ...
19 Apr 2018
They met in 1984, when he was a doctor and she was his patient. They had a ...
10 Apr 2018
Kurt Topper, Director of Stacks Heard McEwan and our Wollongong-based Accredited...
04 Apr 2018
A man was riding a motorcycle along a road when he was stopped by police for not...
21 Mar 2018
A parcel of land in Fairfield, Sydney, was sold at auction for $1.46 million. ...
07 Mar 2018
In this case, a power company had been retained by a government body in Western ...
22 Feb 2018
This case concerned a property in south-western Sydney. The property was ...
07 Feb 2018
The parties met in late 2011 at a massage parlour, where the woman worked. The ...
01 Feb 2018
Have you ever thought about the evolution of land ownership in New South Wales ...
23 Jan 2018
A company was established in 1991 and operated a paintball field on a property ...
09 Jan 2018
In 2014, the franchisor of the Pizza Hut system in Australia devised a new ...
12 Dec 2017
A man was declared bankrupt and a trustee in bankruptcy was appointed to his ...
29 Nov 2017
The defendants owned a block of land in Thornleigh, on Sydney’s upper north ...
15 Nov 2017
Sendle Pty Ltd is a Sydney-based parcel delivery company that provides low-cost,...
01 Nov 2017
The couple had been married for 20 years at the time of separation in July 2008....
17 Oct 2017
The couple first started living together in 1994, were married in 1995 and had ...
03 Oct 2017
The Roads and Traffic Authority of NSW had compulsorily acquired part of a rural...
03 Oct 2017
On 1 December this year, Richard Johnson will be retiring from his position as ...
20 Sep 2017
In 2014, supermarket industry behemoth Woolworths introduced an officially ...
13 Sep 2017
Tamworth associate Anneka Frayne has been named as a finalist in the “Young ...
08 Sep 2017
On 30 March 2017, the NSW Motor Accidents Injuries Bill 2017 was passed by ...
07 Sep 2017
A case heard recently in Western Australia concerned a dispute between a ...
22 Aug 2017
On an evening in 2015, a 19-year-old man was driving the streets of a small ...
10 Aug 2017
In a case decided in 2016 by the United States Supreme Court, a defendant had ...
26 Jul 2017
A binding financial agreement (also commonly known as a prenuptial agreement or ...
12 Jul 2017
On a balmy afternoon on new year’s eve, in one of Sydney’s most exclusive ...
28 Jun 2017
A case heard in the NSW Supreme Court concerned a battle between two siblings ...
13 Jun 2017
A farm owner retained a truck driver to collect sheep in Queensland and drive ...
31 May 2017
A Victorian man had a long history of chronic paranoid schizophrenia and was ...
18 May 2017
Following a tax assessment, the corporate trustee of a family trust was found to...
03 May 2017
The company in question manufactured and sold school uniforms in NSW. The ...
18 Apr 2017
In March 2010 a 22-year-old customer of St George Bank opened a new account at ...
03 Apr 2017
Hornsby law firm Collins & Thompson is broadening its horizons by joining ...
29 Mar 2017
The dismissed employee had joined the Army Reserve in 1997. He then transferred ...
15 Mar 2017
A case heard in the Federal Court in 2013 concerned a manufacturer of steel ...
01 Mar 2017
As the judge noted, it was a case that “could only have taken place in ...
16 Feb 2017
A case heard in the NSW Supreme Court of Appeal concerned a 43 year old ...
26 Jan 2017
A case heard in the Family Court centred on a rather unusual dispute between two...
11 Jan 2017
A case heard in the NSW Supreme Court concerned a Sydney woman who suffered a ...
15 Dec 2016
Common in the contract for most off-the-plan real estate sales is what’s known...
29 Nov 2016
Earlier this year, a very unusual murder trial was heard in the Victorian ...
21 Oct 2016
Many people have been saddened to hear of the passing of Terry Curley at the age...
11 Oct 2016
Article supplied courtesy of Manning River Times. Tim Stack has been elected ...
04 Oct 2016
Article supplied courtesy of Manning River Times. Local Rotarians and ...
22 Sep 2016
Article supplied courtesy of Manning River Times. Students across the Manning...
21 Sep 2016
Ambush marketing is the practice by which a company attempts to associate its ...