What is the difference between civil law and criminal law in Australia?

Criminal Law vs Civil Law

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?

Appealing a QCAT Decision

Are you appealing a QCAT decision? The Queensland Civil and Administrative Tribunal (QCAT) makes decisions about administrative law of various Queensland Government departments and agencies. As well as being responsible for adjudicating some civil law disputes. Here is what you need to know about appealing a decision made by QCAT. When can’t you appeal a … Continue reading Appealing a QCAT Decision

Cybersecurity, Law Firms and You

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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

Bullying in the Workplace

While most people associate bullying to be reflective of the schoolyard behaviour of adolescents, most would be surprised to know of its rising prevalence in the workplace today. According to Safe Work Australia, 37% of Australian workers reported being sworn or yelled at in their workplace. What is workplace bullying? The Workplace Bullying Institute defines workplace … Continue reading Bullying in the Workplace

What’s the difference between a lawyer and a barrister?

Their names are sometimes used interchangeably by the average person. However, they play two very distinct roles in the Australian legal system. This confusion generally comes from the overlapping responsibilities between these two legal professional, as they often work very closely together. What is a lawyer? A very simple explanation of a lawyer is a … Continue reading What’s the difference between a lawyer and a barrister?