High Court examines Tendency Evidence in Hughes v The Queen

Lizzy Mclaughlin, 14 July 2017 Between 1995 and 2014, there was an almost doubling in the reporting of child sexual abuse or child sexual assault offences in NSW. The most recent of these decisions is Hughes v The Queen [2017] HCA 20 (‘Hughes’) which focuses on the criteria for ‘significant…

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Family Law – Some practical Tips

Terry Betts, 20 May 2016 Good family lawyers should always conduct their litigation with the final hearing in mind. In many cases, the result at the final hearing – whether good or bad – can be traced back to what happened at the beginning. With hindsight, you can often see…

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Dealing with Statutory Demands Arising from the Building and Construction Industry Security of Payment Act 1999

Timothy Bland, 29 April 2016 In formulating this seminar it has become clear that the topic as originally submitted is only part of the way of dealing with judgments and of course Statutory Demands (459E Notices) following the decision In the matter of Douglas Aerospace Pty Ltd [2015] NSWSC 167 (9…

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Child Sexual Assault Evidence Pilot: Tips in Preparing Your Case

Rebecca Suters, 24 February 2017. This paper is not a paper considering the merits or otherwise of the Pilot program. Neither is it a paper looking at other states in Australia or other countries experiences with pre-recorded evidence. This paper is a practical look at the impact of the Pilot…

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Offers of Compromise Including Calderbank Offers

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Ralph Warren, 7 July 2017 This paper discusses the issue of offers of compromise, and how those offers may need to differ depending upon the Court in which relevant proceedings are brought and then the issue of Calderbank offers which are either exclusive from or may run in conjunction with…

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New Strata Laws in NSW and the NCAT

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Simon McMahon, 11 March 2016 In late 2015 NSW Parliament assented 2 new Acts which have large effects on strata laws in NSW, the Strata Schemes Development Act 2015 (“SSDA”) & the Strata Schemes Management Act 2015 (“SSMA”). These 2 Acts will replace the currently operating Strata Schemes Management Act 1996…

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