What is an ASIC investigation? Why and how are they conducted? The Australian Securities and Investments Commission (ASIC) investigates and prosecutes breaches of corporate law by corporations, directors and officers. Their work is carried out under the Commonwealth Corporations Act 2001. Breaches of corporate law can have some serious consequences for a business and the … Continue reading ASIC Investigations
Medicinal Cannabis Cannabis – also known as marijuana – has been used for centuries for medicinal, spiritual and recreational purposes. It is also a well-used source of industrial fiber, seed oil and food in its other forms. Cannabis is currently neither legal, nor is it decriminalised in Queensland. However, cannabis is used recreationally in most countries … Continue reading Medicinal Cannabis in Queensland
Just like any other business in this day and age, law firms face a new breed of criminal: cyber-based criminals. Cyber-attacks and data breaches have increased over 700% since February last year in Australia. Despite this, companies and employees are more often than not, untrained, uneducated and ill-equipped to deal with such attacks. What are … Continue reading Cybersecurity, Law Firms and You
If you are ever approached by a police officer in the streets, it can be quite helpful to understand their rights and responsibilities – and what you legally need to tell them. A couple of myths that we can dispel upfront - you do not need to be at a police station to be interviewed … Continue reading What powers do police in Queensland have?
In this article, we explore some of the differentiating factors between civil law and criminal law, and how they actually work in our modern-day society. Before examining how these two legal areas differ, we must take a closer look at Australia's legal system. Australia's Legal System Little is simple about the legal system and sometimes … Continue reading What is the difference between civil law and criminal law in Australia?
What is a summary dismissal? Summary dismissal is when an employee is dismissed from their job without any notice. They are paid only up until the time of their dismissal. Summary dismissal, also known as instant dismissal, can only be enforced in certain circumstances. These circumstances are limited, and it is important that you are … Continue reading Summary Dismissal
Road rules and cyclists in Queensland What are the rules for cyclists on the roads in QLD? There are quite a few things that cyclists need to know to ensure they are following the rules when riding on the road safely. Not knowing these or being unsure of the rules could be unsafe for the … Continue reading Road rules for cyclists
How do you appeal a criminal sentence? Those who have been dealt with a sentence they believe is unfair or overly harsh for the crime committed may have the opportunity to appeal the court decision. A defendant may wish to appeal their sentence if they have sufficient grounds with a view to reduce or replace … Continue reading Appealing a Sentence
Workers Compensation Legislative Amendments On 22nd October 2019, the government of Queensland passed the Workers’ Compensation and Rehabilitation and Other Legislation Amendment Act 2019 to improve the compensation claims experience for injured workers and to ensure better recovery of vulnerable workers with psychological and physical injuries, by providing adequate rehabilitation and return to work services. … Continue reading Workers Compensation QLD
For those who have run a business, the terms receivership, administration, bankruptcy and liquidation are used widely to describe businesses that is in trouble. While these are all related to a certain degree, they are all different situations, that can result in different outcomes for business. In this article, we will discuss what it means … Continue reading Receivership
Challenging a Will A Will is a legal document that outlines your wishes with regard to how you would like your property and assets to be distributed once you die. If you die without a Will, your wishes may not be followed. In fact, even with a Will in place, there is the ability for … Continue reading How to Challenge a Will
Sometimes, high legal costs deter individuals and businesses from seeking the necessary legal support, but there are ways you can ensure your legal costs do not blow out unexpectedly. Get organised Find all of the necessary documentation you might need that is relevant to your legal case – this is all contracts, key communications, dates … Continue reading How can I reduce my legal costs?