Understanding Australian Law

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Understanding Australian Law

Hello, my name is Nigel and this is my law blog. The law can be a complicated and complex thing to try and understand, especially if you are not a trained lawyer. I am not a legal professional but I take a deep interest in the law. It all started when my uncle was involved in a lengthy court case and I decided to find out a little bit more about it. I started reading a legal book and didn't stop. I am fascinated by the law so I decided to start a blog so I could share my passion with others.

Forget Your Intentions; What Does the Law Say?

In legal terminology, "de facto" means in fact, whether it is right or not. In other words, it defines a certain situation that may lead to consequences, whether they were intended or not. This reference to intention can have a major bearing on the life of two individuals who have, for one reason or another, decided to become involved with each other. It can open up a can of worms in some cases and is a good reason for the said individuals to think very carefully before moving ahead. Read More 

Personal Injury Claims: Four Essential Tips for Promoting Maximum Compensation

If you are planning on filing a personal injury claim after an accident, you should ensure that you have a qualified lawyer to provide legal counsel. The lack of information and poor understanding of the legislation can compromise your case. As a result, you might not have sufficient funds for covering medical bills and sustaining your lifestyle during the period of recovery. It is also important for you to uphold the correct practices during the case for ideal results. Read More 

How to Deal with an Employee Who Requests Time Off When Expecting

As an employer, you have many obligations when it comes to looking after your staff. Sooner rather than later, one of your employees is going to come to you and tell you that she is pregnant. Once you have enjoyed celebrating this news with your valued staff member, you need to start thinking about your plans. What obligations do you have here specifically, when it comes to a pregnant employee? Read More