The Etheringtons Blog

For the past 150 years when completing a property settlement it has been necessary for lawyers and banks to meet up to check and swap documents and bank cheques. The…

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Employers can easily fall into dispute with their employees by failing to properly handle redundancies. There is often uncertainty surrounding redundancy, in terms of handling it within the law, as…

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Most people know someone who has been affected by a family breakup. It is usually a very stressful and emotional time when people are anxious about the divorce, the property…

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Lawyers are often stereotyped as being interested in prolonging an expensive court action. More often the opposite is true. Lawyers know that court cases are expensive and that clients are…

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Intellectual property (IP) is the property of your mind or proprietary knowledge and can be an invention, a trade mark, a design or the practical application of your idea. It…

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It is important to understand exactly what is meant by the term ‘defect’, how a contractual ‘defects liability period’ works in practical terms and also whether there is any right to claim damages for covering the costs of rectifying a defect.

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If you are entering into an employment contract, do you know what should be included? If you are an employer and using an old contract, should it be reviewed first?…

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When renting a property from which you intend to run a business, it is important for both Landlords and Tenants to understand the relationship they are entering into and the…

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A Power of Attorney is a legal document that gives a trusted person the legal authority to act for you and to make legally binding decisions on your behalf.  If…

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On the 16th of August 2018, the Full Federal Court delivered a judgment that may have wide-ranging impacts for casual employees and their employers across Australia. It decided that despite…

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During difficult economic conditions it is important that all directors revisit their duties as directors and are aware of how the board should deal with a situation where the company…

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The loss of a family member is always a difficult time, but it can become even more distressing to learn that you have not been included in the family member’s…

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