The Etheringtons Blog

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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You are in safe hands at Etheringtons. In this edition we feature two of our lawyers Simone Corbett and John Pegg. Simone is one of our senior associates and has…

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Buying a property can often be an intimidating process, especially at auction where you are competing with other buyers and there is no cooling off period. Many properties are sold…

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Following the breakdown of a marriage or de facto relationship, it is common for separated parties to be unsure, and therefore anxious, about their entitlements in a property settlement and…

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