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Your guide to car accident injury claims

Been involved in a car accident? This guide will teach you everything you need to know about car accident injury claims.

Your guide to will and estate planning

Here’s everything you need to know about will and estate planning, from what a will is to grounds for contesting a will.

Defamation in the digital age

“Intuition suggests that the remarkable features of the Internet (which is still changing and expanding) makes it more than simply another medium of human communication. It is indeed a revolutionary leap in the distribution of information, including about the reputation of individuals.."

South Australian Firearms Laws

In 2017, new firearms laws came into effect in South Australia. Amongst other things, the new laws created new offences in relation to firearms.

Buying a Business: Top 6 Legal Tips

Here are 6 legal tips for buyers who are considering buying a business.

Wine Equalisation Tax – New Trade Mark Requirements

Holding a registered trade mark provides many benefits for a business – the exclusive right to use and licence a brand, legal protection against unauthorised use and from 1 July 2018, it will allow certain wine industry participants to claim an exclusive tax rebate.

When do I engage a Conveyancer?

Here’s a brief run-down of things to consider and what steps to expect once you’ve found a place to call home and you’re ready to make an offer.

Protecting the community against dangerous dogs – the laws in South Australia

Councils have reported a recent increase in dogs attacks with some serious and horrific injury, and actions taken against dog owners.

I’ve lost my driver’s licence, can I get it back?

The team at Johnston Withers Lawyers believes in giving their clients an informed choice when pursuing legal avenues. If you’ve recently lost your licence, and are trying to decipher what may apply to you, read on.

Gig Workers – Employees or Independent Contractors?

The question that has been before the Fair Work Commission this year and last year particularly is whether gig workers who receive work via digital platforms such as Uber Eats drivers are engaged as independent contractors or employees?

SKENE V WORKPAC PTY LTD (2018) FCAFC 131 – Casual employees may not be so casual

In the case of WorkPac Pty Ltd [2018] FCAFC 131, the Full Court of the Federal Court upheld a decision that an employee engaged as a casual worker and described as such but working a regular roster is a permanent employee.