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June 2017 SOP Amendments - Sending Payment Claims or Payment Schedules by Email or Fax

With the increasing use of emails both for communications and for sending and receiving documents, it is becoming common for businesses to send tax invoices by email.  Perhaps in light of this growing trend, there have been some recent amendments to the Building and Construction Industry Security of Payment Act 1999 (NSW) in relation to ...

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I want to move my child away from my ex partner, can I?

There are several issues that need to be considered, so unfortunately there is no clear cut yes or no answer. Basically it depends... Unless there is an Order for sole Parental Responsibility you are required to agree on issues which effect the long term well being of your children with the other parent. This includes changing the living ...

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Cyber safety and domestic violence: Tips for staying safe online

Recently there has been a lot of press and coverage regarding Snapchat's most recent upgrade which has a map/location function. And quite frankly it terrifies me. You may not be aware but many of the apps on your phone have a location tool, which can be great when you need to know which restaurant is near you or how far the nearest fuel is...

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Common Misconceptions about Contracting in the Building & Construction Industry.

...what to do to avoid getting caught out. When I ask clients whether a written contract was in place or whether variations had been documented, too often I receive the following response "no there was no contract, we just agreed to it" or "I didn't think it was necessary it was a small job".   Firstly...

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Testamentary Capacity. When does a person lack the ability to make a valid Will?

What is "testamentary capacity"? The legal test for assessing testamentary capacity was outlined almost 150 years ago in a case called Banks v Goodfellow (1870) LR QB 549. The test has four (4) aspects to it, namely: 1. That the willmaker understands the nature of the act of making a Will and its effects, 2. That the wil...

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