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WorkCover rights after 52 weeks of payments WorkCover rights after 52 weeks of payments

Published on 27 August 2018: A common question that clients receiving weekly payments of compensation for a WorkCover injury ask is "What happens to my employment after I have been on weekly payments for 52 weeks?".

Pope’s apology reinforces need to address recommendations in the Royal Commission’s Final Report Pope’s apology reinforces need to address recommendations in the Royal Commission’s Final Report

Published on 23 August 2018: This week the world witnessed Pope Francis apologise publicly for Catholic Church 'long ignoring' child sexual abuse. While this is one small step towards healing for survivors, there is a long road to travel yet before our community can confidently see an end to Institutional abuse.

Requirements of a WorkCover claim for psychological injury Requirements of a WorkCover claim for psychological injury

Published on 20 August 2018: Claiming compensation for psychological, or mental, injury has distinct challenges. We look at the difficulties that can arise when lodging a WorkCover claim for psychological injury.

Celebrating 40 years of community service with IMCL Celebrating 40 years of community service with IMCL

Published on 16 August 2018: Some of our legal team are looking forward to celebrating 40 years of Inner Melbourne Community Legal (IMCL) – provider of free legal advice and assistance to our community since 1978 – at the Melbourne Town Hall this evening.

The dangers of DIY Will Kits and homemade Wills, and how to minimise risks The dangers of DIY Will Kits and homemade Wills, and how to minimise risks

Published on 14 August 2018: A 'do it yourself' or home-made Will might sound like the easy way to create a Will, but if it is challenged in court, its validity could easily be contested, and there is a far greater risk of it not doing the job you think it will.

Vital insights about TAC Loss of Earnings Benefits and returning to work after a road accident Vital insights about TAC Loss of Earnings Benefits and returning to work after a road accident

Published on 07 August 2018: If you are injured on the road it is important to be aware that you can claim loss of earnings, and it’s also vital to know where you stand with your employer to facilitate a safe return to work.

New Family Law court expected to slash client wait times New Family Law court expected to slash client wait times

Published on 07 August 2018: The Family Court and Federal Circuit Court will be merged from the start of next year, a move which is expected to significantly cut waiting times for trials, which have currently blown out to 18 months.

RCT supports Andrews Government funding for 24/7 refuges to protect victims of family violence RCT supports Andrews Government funding for 24/7 refuges to protect victims of family violence

Published on 06 August 2018: Ryan Carlisle Thomas, and in particular, our Family and Relationship Law Department, very much supports additional funding to protect women and children from family violence.

Why the Royal Commission's recommendations are so important – Melbourne Victims Collective Why the Royal Commission's recommendations are so important – Melbourne Victims Collective

Published on 02 August 2018: On Friday 27 July 2018, Alyssa Lewis and Emma Muse from our Institutional Abuse team attended the Melbourne Victims Collective meeting to hear Commissioner Robert Fitzgerald.

What is a Will and why do I need one? What is a Will and why do I need one?

Published on 01 August 2018: A Will prepared by an experienced lawyer that will stand up against potential challenges can provide peace of mind and ensures financial security for your dependents.

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