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Archbishop Wilson jailed for cover up: what are the implications? Archbishop Wilson jailed for cover up: what are the implications?

Published on 28 May 2018: Last week, the current Catholic Archbishop of Adelaide, Phillip Wilson, was found guilty for concealing the child sexual abuse committed by Catholic priest, Jim Fletcher. What are the legal implications of this landmark decision?

Why social media and family law do not mix Why social media and family law do not mix

Published on 28 May 2018: While social media can be a great way to catch up with friends and family it can be a very dangerous tool in a family law context, where it should be remembered that anything that you post on social media may be used as evidence against you in Court.

Our No Win No Fee OR Expenses fee policy Our No Win No Fee OR Expenses fee policy

Published on 28 May 2018: Most people are familiar with the concept of the No Win No Fee policy that most injury lawyers offer. But, despite appearances, not all fee policies are the same.

New hospitality union gives grunt to employment laws New hospitality union gives grunt to employment laws

Published on 23 May 2018: A new union, Hospo Voice, has been established to help combat wage theft and poor working conditions in the hospitality industry. But it’s also useful to know what legal protections already exist against wage theft and exploitation.

Gender balance among legal partners a legal first Gender balance among legal partners a legal first

Published on 22 May 2018: In welcoming three new partners to the Ryan Carlisle Thomas Group, two of whom are women, Ryan Carlisle Thomas becomes the first plaintiff law firm to strike an even balance between male and female at partnership level.

State Government Insurer passes buck on redress State Government Insurer passes buck on redress

Published on 18 May 2018: The official insurer for the Victorian State government and a number of non-government agencies and religious institutions, has revealed it will not cover redress payments made under the child sexual abuse redress scheme.

Injuries via mobility scooters, motorised skateboards and pushbikes Injuries via mobility scooters, motorised skateboards and pushbikes

Published on 17 May 2018: If you are injured in a motor vehicle accident, under the Transport Accident Act you have the right to reclaim loss of earnings, medical expenses and sometimes lump sum compensation, but a growing number of motorised vehicles are not covered by the TAC.

What you need to know about winning a serious injury claim What you need to know about winning a serious injury claim

Published on 10 May 2018: Serious injuries typically attract large compensation payouts, but do you need to go to court, and what is the best way to win your case? Ross Inglis from personal injury law firm Ryan Carlisle Thomas explains what you need to know.

How Are Children Heard In Family Law? How Are Children Heard In Family Law?

Published on 07 May 2018: In custody disputes, how are the children’s views taken into account during the court process, and what happens if parents cannot agree about ongoing care arrangements for the children?

When they look the same, how do you choose a law firm? When they look the same, how do you choose a law firm?

Published on 02 May 2018: Choosing a lawyer is always fraught with danger because most people are not legal experts, and if your future livelihood is in the balance, how do you make the right decision?

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