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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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I was accused of [xx], what can I do?

I was accused of [xx], what can I do?

An allegation made against you in relation to criminal offending is just that. Human nature often tells us that we should be frank with the police and tell our side of the story. In criminal investigations this really is the exception rather than the rule. It is for...

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Is information I share with my lawyer confidential?

Is information I share with my lawyer confidential?

The short answer to that question is generally, yes. A lawyer’s duty of confidence to their client arises from contract, equity and professional conduct rules. Your lawyer must not disclose confidential information acquired during their engagement with you to any...

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Copyright ownership under “Work for Hire” contracts

Copyright ownership under “Work for Hire” contracts

When businesses engage a service resulting in copyright material, for instance, a graphic designer, computer programmer, copywriter or artist they often fail to secure ownership of the copyright which can result in unexpected outcomes. For example: -          a café...

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Why don’t we just use plain English for wills?

Why don’t we just use plain English for wills?

There are a number of reasons we do not use what would be referred to as “plain English” in our wills. The term plain English generally means a move away from “legalese”, with an emphasis on old-fashioned words combined with a lot of Latin. We regularly review the...

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Can my sperm donor have parental rights?

Can my sperm donor have parental rights?

These days it is not uncommon for single women or same a sex couples to seek assistance to start a family. Whilst some turn to adoption, others use means of artificial insemination via a sperm donor. Some use formal avenues such as Sperm Banks whilst others call on...

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