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Published on 22 January 2019: The laws of survivorship may well override your intentions when it comes to who will inherit one of your most important assets - your family home. But because jointly owned assets automatically pass to the survivor, what happens if both of you die?
Published on 17 January 2019: Is it legal for an employer to pay an injured worker medical and like expenses and wages, is it a good or bad thing for the worker, and could it cause difficulties at a later date?
Published on 21 December 2018: You can obtain Total and Permanent Disability entitlements by meeting strict definitions contained within your superannuation policy. The real test is whether, given the injury or illness, you are unlikely to ever work in an occupation for which you are reasonably fitted by education, training or experience.
Published on 20 December 2018: In seeking legal advice for the abuse you suffered as a child, the first step can often be the hardest. In this blog we answer common questions and common misconceptions about this process.
Published on 19 December 2018: Our family and relationship law team has put together some helpful tips for separated families about how to deal with the increased stress of Christmas and where to seek help if you need it.
Published on 17 December 2018: Lack of advocacy for survivors of abuse is emerging as a key issue with the National Redress Scheme. If you do choose Redress there is no opportunity for you to have an advocate in your corner, to push your side, to make the points that you want to be made or counter whatever might be brought up by the institution.
Published on 12 December 2018: Abuse survivors who may have once been told that they have no civil case for damages are now turning to the National Redress scheme for redress payments, unaware that the changes to Victorian law are a game changer.
Published on 10 December 2018: In this blog we discuss a real-life case example to help give people an understanding of how a Transport Accident Commission (TAC) claim may proceed.
Published on 07 December 2018: If a person is riding a bike or driving a motor vehicle for a companies like Uber Eats or Deliveroo and they are injured, are they covered for medical expenses and compensation? And which scheme are they covered by, is it through the TAC or is it through WorkCover?
Published on 30 November 2018: People are starting to get serious about recognising and treating psychological injury within the workplace. In this blog, I offer practical advice for those who are seeking support from WorkSafe for psychological injury.
The authors of this blog are lawyers or consultants employed by the RCT Group of companies, which includes staff who work mainly within our Stringer Clark offices.
From time to time, we may also invite guest bloggers to contribute, in which case this will be made clear. Authors who are part of the RCT Group are qualified to practice law in Victoria, Australia. Any advice applies to Victorian State law as at the date of first publication. The information is a general guide only and is not a substitute for legal advice applicable to a user's own circumstances.
Residents of other Australian States or Territories or countries are advised to seek legal advice from a lawyer practising in their own area, as laws may vary from region to region.
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