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Reforms to the sentencing discount regime

Reforms to the sentencing discount regime

On the 2nd of November 2020, the Statutes Amendment (Sentencing) Act 2020 came into effect. This legislation modified the sentencing discounts available to defendants for summary, minor indictable and major indictable offences. Previously, criminal offenders who...

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Lending money to family or friends?

Lending money to family or friends?

A $250 loan agreement could save you thousands (and damaged relationships). It’s common when people lend money to their family or friends to think of it in less formal terms than a loan to a stranger or an acquaintance. Most of the time, nothing will go wrong. But...

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Co-parenting during lockdown

Co-parenting during lockdown

With South Australia being in a seven-day lockdown, many South Australians will be experiencing a shift in their daily routines. In particular, this lockdown can create significant challenges for separated families.   According to the Emergency Management...

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Voluntary Assisted Dying Legislation

Voluntary Assisted Dying Legislation

After 30 years of debate, the Voluntary Assisted Dying legislation (“the legislation”) has finally passed both houses in South Australia,  and now Voluntary Assisted Dying (otherwise known as euthanasia) is set to become a reality in this State. When will voluntary...

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What is my role as an executor of a Will?

What is my role as an executor of a Will?

To be appointed as the executor for a deceased person is an important role, which you must consider carefully before accepting. It is a voluntary role, which can be renounced, however once you have begun administering the estate (termed “intermeddling”) it can be...

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