The Etheringtons Blog

Defamation Vs Free Speech

Defamation vs Free Speech

According to Brian Martin, Professor of Social Sciences at the University of Wollongong, the law of defamation hinders free speech and protects powerful people from scrutiny. He actively investigates “suppression…

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Making A Child Support Agreement

Making a Child Support Agreement

Numerous measures need to be taken to prevent unnecessary stress for children who are caught in the middle of their parents’ separation. These include organising how both parents are going…

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Is Litigation Worth It?

Is Litigation Worth It?

The hardest thing about litigation is deciding to do it. However, if someone owes you money or has failed to do as they promised under a contract, is it not…

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Spousal Maintenance: The Facts

Spousal Maintenance: The Facts

Spousal maintenance is a responsibility you or your ex-partner might have to financially support the other person after separation or divorce. It is not automatic and in most cases is…

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Avoiding Defamation Via Social Media

Avoiding Defamation via Social Media

Social media is integral to most aspects of our lives these days, but having an account comes with a certain degree of responsibility to ensure we aren’t accused of defamation. Defamation…

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The 5 Traits Of Highly Effective Litigation Lawyers

The 5 Traits of Highly Effective Litigation Lawyers

If you are involved in a dispute that is brought before a court, you will require a litigation lawyer to protect your legal rights and present your side of the…

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Separation And Separating Assets And Liabilities

Separation and Separating Assets and Liabilities

The breakdown of a relationship or marriage is often a time that is highly emotional and stressful, and is almost always a significant life change. In and amongst all of…

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Owners Corporations And Dodgy Builders  – Developments In Negligence And Strata Law

Owners Corporations and Dodgy Builders – Developments in Negligence and Strata Law

The relationship between Owners Corporations and the builders who originally constructed the strata building can be contentious at times, especially where hidden defects in workmanship are affecting the property. What…

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How To Confront Defamation

How to Confront Defamation

Defamation claims have been in the news recently, with Ray Hadley being ordered to pay damages of $280,000 to Mrs. Ahmed, whom he described on the radio as being “vile”…

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Child Relocation

Child Relocation

The rise of globalisation has affected more than just the way in which we conduct business and communicate with others around the world. International relocation is becoming an increasingly common…

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10 Good Reasons To Obtain A Trade Mark Registration

10 Good Reasons to Obtain a Trade Mark Registration

1. Safety - Before registering, a preliminary identity and similarity search in the trade mark data bases of IP Australia and the World Intellectual Property Organisation (WIPO) will increase (or…

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Debt & Bankruptcy

Debt & Bankruptcy

How do I recover a debt? The first step to recovering a debt is to issue a letter of demand advising the person or company owing funds (the debtor) that…

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