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Time limits now abolished for child victims of crime Time limits now abolished for child victims of crime

Published on 30 July 2018: Until recently victims of an act of violence have had two years to submit an application for assistance with the Victims of Crime Assistance Tribunal, but with recent changes, victims of childhood abuse now don't have to worry about that time limit.

What to do when you disagree with a decision made by the WorkCover insurer What to do when you disagree with a decision made by the WorkCover insurer

Published on 25 July 2018: If you have a WorkCover claim, and the WorkCover insurer has made a decision that you don’t agree with, it is important that you are aware of your right to challenge this decision.

The top six questions we are asked about mediation The top six questions we are asked about mediation

Published on 24 July 2018: Mediation is a way to resolve a legal matter without going through the time-consuming and often costly Court Process. We answer six common questions we are asked about mediation in injury cases.

Technology and compensation claims management Technology and compensation claims management

Published on 12 July 2018: Both the Transport Accident Commission (TAC) and Victoria’s five WorkCover insurers now offer mobile apps to submit information and claims to the applicable insurer electronically for processing.

A step by step guide on applying for a divorce A step by step guide on applying for a divorce

Published on 10 July 2018: A practical, simple guide on how to file for divorce, the conditions that must be met including a period of separation, how children must be cared for, and the practical legal steps that must be taken.

Annual leave now accrues while on WorkCover payments Annual leave now accrues while on WorkCover payments

Published on 06 July 2018: Two cases heard by the Fair Work Commission mean that injured workers who are receiving weekly payments will now accrue annual leave entitlements while they are on weekly payments.

Litigation or Redress - what should abuse survivors do? Litigation or Redress - what should abuse survivors do?

Published on 02 July 2018: Is the National Redress Scheme right for you to obtain redress? Fortunately the Redress Scheme is not the only option available for for those who were sexually abused as children.

Senior partner Simon Guthrie appointed magistrate Senior partner Simon Guthrie appointed magistrate

Published on 02 July 2018: Simon Guthrie, a senior partner with Ryan Carlisle Thomas, has been elevated to the Magistrate’s Court of Victoria as one of three new appointments just announced by the Victorian Government.

The TAC can help you in more ways than you might realise The TAC can help you in more ways than you might realise

Published on 02 July 2018: We have discussed the TAC scheme and how it can help you if you’ve been involved in a motor vehicle accident, but there are other specific services that the TAC can also assist you with.

National Inquiry into Sexual Harassment in Australian Workplaces is Welcomed by Lawyers National Inquiry into Sexual Harassment in Australian Workplaces is Welcomed by Lawyers

Published on 25 June 2018: As a firm that has practised employment law for over 40 years, Ryan Carlisle Thomas welcomes the Australian Human Rights Commission's world first "National Inquiry into Sexual Harassment in Australian Workplaces".

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