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Year: 2021

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What is an Enduring Guardianship?

What is an Enduring Guardianship? In the event that somebody anticipates losing the capacity to make their own decisions about their health or lifestyle (such as medical decisions, financial decisions, general medical care or other important decisions such as estate planning), they are able to appoint an enduring guardian, usually a carer, family member or …

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Non-conviction for Domestic Violence Related Common Assault

Successful Outcome for Common Assault (Domestic Violence Related) Our solicitor, Nicholas Hardy-Clements, represented a young man at Downing Centre Local Court in relation to Common Assault (Domestic Violence Related) pursuant to Section 61 of the Crimes Act 1990. The case involved a domestic argument between our client and his wife at their residence which got …

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Case Dismissed! Drive in right lane where speed-limit over 80km/h

Case Dismissed: Drive in right lane where speed-limit over 80km/h Our solicitor, Nicholas Hardy-Clements, represented a middle aged male at Wyong Local Court in relation to the following charge: Drive in right lane where speed-limit over 80km/h where the maximum penalty is 20 penalty units. The case concerned our client driving in an overtaking lane …

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A Complete Guide for Bail Applications

Introduction to Bail Applications Bail applications can be a stressful process, made more stressful in the context of criminal charges where criminal prosecutions can often take months, if not years to be concluded. The prospect of having a bail application refused or granted with onerous bail conditions has significant consequences for a defendant and can …

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Assault Occasioning Actual Bodily Harm

What is assault occasioning actual bodily harm in NSW? The criminal offence of “assault occasioning actual bodily harm” refers to an act in which one person, either recklessly or intentionally, causes another person to apprehend immediate and unlawful violence, and “actual bodily harm” results. “Actual bodily harm” has a broad definition, which includes “hurt or injury that …

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Commercial Contract Law Submarine

Whatever floats your…submarine

Australia backs out of contract with French company Naval Group In 2016, Australia signed a contract with French company Naval Group to supply Australia with 12 diesel-electric Barracuda submarines over a 25 year period. In mid-September 2021, Australia unceremoniously withdrew from its contract with France and signed a new defence treaty with the United Kingdom …

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