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.

3 Pitfalls to Guard Against When Buying a Franchise

A franchise can give you an excellent opportunity to go into business even if you have limited resources or experience. However, you need to consult a franchise lawyer to guide you through the process of purchasing a franchise. Below are some pitfalls that the lawyer will guard you against. Liquidated Damages Clause  You should scrutinise the franchise agreement carefully to find out what will happen in case the business does not survive for the entire duration of the contract. Read More 

How to Ensure That Cash Is Not Your Small Business Enemy

If somebody asks you, as a small business owner, what your greatest asset is within your business, you may talk about your expertise, the efficiency of your staff, or the unique nature of your product or service. However, in virtually every business the correct answer is your cash. If you don't pay very clear attention to how this flows into and out of your organisation, you're not likely to be around in several years' time. Read More 

Compensation Lawyers Help You Get the Benefits That You Deserve

The risk of experiencing a personal injury during your daily life is always present. Injuries can severely interrupt your daily activities, including your ability to go to work and other places. These interruptions can in turn cause financial and economic challenges. Injuries can be suffered in the workplace, while driving, in hospital, or in any other public space. If you have experienced an injury due to no fault of your own, you maybe eligible for compensation. Read More 

How Do You Deal with Your “Ex,” If They’re Not Complying with Parenting Orders?

It can be very difficult to deal with a relationship breakdown and even harder when the two individuals actually separate. When children are involved, this can often open a can of worms and be very difficult to rectify. The situation can get even worse, if that were possible, when one person does not comply with parenting orders issued by a court. If you think that this is the case and that your " Read More 

Divorce: 3 Questions to Ask Your Family Lawyer

If you are considering getting a divorce, the first thing you will need to do is contact a lawyer who specialises in family law. Special family courts oversee divorce cases in Australia, so it is important that your legal representative understands the ins and outs of this area of the law. When you have your first consultation with a lawyer, it is important that you ask the right questions so you know what to expect and so you can judge how proficient they are on the subject of family law. Read More