NCAT and the new NSW Stata Laws

NCAT and the new NSW Stata Laws by Simon McMahon This paper examines the new Strata Laws in NSW proposed to commence in late 2016 and their operation in the NCAT with particular focus on dispute resolution and Part 11 of the Strata Schemes Management Act, 2015 which relates to…

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Mediation: Tips and Traps

Mediation: Tips and Traps by Simon J Harben SC This is a practical overview of Mediation. It examines the National Accreditation System and then the processes available to enable the reader to conduct a successful Mediation. There are important tips set out and by reference to some cases various traps…

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Litigants in person

Litigants in person with notes by Tony Allen Litigants in Person - summary of learned papers - practical advice on the character of some litigants in person such as obsessiveness, flooding of documents by them and irrelevant material - inability of LIP to to refer to or understand evidence, -…

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Controlled Operations – Some practical tips

Controlled Operations - some practical tips by Jason Hale The Law Enforcement (Controlled Operations) Act 1997 gives the police the power to contravene the criminal law. It gives trained undercover operatives (and non-police participants) the authority to purchase prohibited drugs, stolen property and firearms. It also allows operatives and non-police…

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Statutory Interpretation & The Ordinary Criminal

Statutory Interpretation & The Ordinary Criminal by Lizzie McLaughlin This article is a summary of the High Court decision of Gillard v The Queen [2014] HCA 16; 219 CLR 1 which discussed the mens rea to be established by the Crown in a sexual assault matter where consent was alleged…

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