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  1. No more paper certificates of title from 1 October 2019

    17 April 2019 | Real Estate and Commercial Law

    Do you have a paper certificate of title for your property? Only about 11% of owners do. If you are part of the 11%, be warned – paper certificates of title will become worthless on 1 October 2019. What are the changes? Amendments to the Land Title...

  2. Queensland's new waste levy could have you throwing money away

    16 April 2019 | Real Estate and Commercial Law

    With the Waste Reduction and Recycling (Waste Levy) Amendment Act 2019 receiving royal assent on 21 February 2019, Queensland’s new waste levy is officially going live on 1 July 2019. The Act imposes the levy on operators of waste disposal...

  3. Giving evidence in court - tips and traps for medical professionals who may be called on as an expert witness

    12 April 2019 | Insurance & Health Law

    A medical practitioner may be called as a witness to give evidence in court, and the evidence provided by doctors can assist the Court in making informed and fair decisions. Giving evidence in court can be a daunting experience, but knowing the protocols...

  4. Despite an employer’s intentions to the contrary, if it looks like a contract for service, it’s more often than not a contract for service

    10 April 2019 | Insurance & Health Law

    The Supreme Court of Tasmania allowed the appellant worker’s appeal against a decision of the Workers Rehabilitation and Compensation Tribunal, finding that the appellant was a worker for the purposes of the Workers Rehabilitation and Compensation...

  5. Do you know really who your clients are?

    10 April 2019 | Insurance & Health Law

    The New South Wales Court of Appeal allowed the appellant’s appeal against the decision of the Supreme Court of New South Wales, finding that there was a solicitor/client relationship between the appellant and the respondent solicitors despite the...

  6. Privacy, data and information sharing laws - where we've come from and where we're going

    8 April 2019 | Insurance & Health Law

    There’s been an ever increasing push for regulatory reform around data – how it’s used, shared and kept safe, particularly in relation to the personal information of individuals. Last year was a big year of change for the management of...

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