Apr 13, 2017, 12:15 PM
When a party to a lawsuit considers the other side to be a "crook" or someone "fraudulent" so that there is absolutely no trust then settlement is unlikely. In fact it is best that in lawsuits where the trust between the parties is nil that a judgement is obtained from the court.
Apr 7, 2017, 1:15 PM
Most cases settle. Generally a deed of release is the best way to wrap up a dispute. Read our article to find out what goes into a deed of release.
Apr 6, 2017, 2:15 PM
Being on the receiving end of a letter of demand can be an alarming surprise. Astute lawyers will carefully consider the demand to advise you of your options ranging from the entity being sued, to whether there are underlying rights that support the claims made. To find out more contact us to learn about your options.
Jan 9, 2017, 2:21 PM
For many Australian businesses, LinkedIn has become an integral part of making connections and doing business, especially when it comes to finding and building relationships with clients and new leads. But as our reliance on this platform increases, so does the need for clear policies about who owns these connections and how they are used. Some employers are finding — all to late — the dangers of not having clear expectations spelled out in the employment contract and policy documents could mean former employees leave with valuable customer information.
Dec 15, 2016, 12:38 PM
In most disputes a letter of demand is the first letter you receive and it sets out the allegations against you. It is typically followed by a “Without Prejudice – Save as to Costs” letter which sets out the compromise the other side it willing to offer, and it is also sometimes called a Calderbank Offer.
Dec 14, 2016, 9:41 AM
When purchasing a newly constructed home or strata property from a developer, there are many advantages. These purchases are not without their risks. Because many of these properties are sold before the developer has subdivided the land into individual lots, they require the use of an off-the-plan type contract.
Dec 14, 2016, 9:41 AM
Employers who use poorly drafted employment contracts (perhaps contracts downloaded from the Internet) take significant business risks especially when they terminate an employee under such agreements.
Dec 8, 2016, 2:00 PM
When a 3rd party to a contract “jumps out of the woodwork” and says the debt is “now owed to me” complications can arise. For instance there may be issues about whether the assignment of the debt was valid
Dec 7, 2016, 8:00 PM
In some legal disputes, the injured party is awarded a sum of money to compensate for the damage caused by the wrongdoer. However, money does not cure all evils. In other cases, often involving contract breaches, justice is best served through non-monetary relief, or equity type remedies.
Dec 6, 2016, 7:29 PM
A tort is basically a civil wrong caused by one person to another “legal person” whether as an individual, company or business. Unlike criminal acts, which are considered “wrongs” against society and punishable as such, torts are civil in nature often leading to damages as a remedy.