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Criminal Compensation: Claiming Recompense for Injury and Loss

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If you have been a victim of a crime, you can claim compensation for the injuries and other losses caused by the incident. Therefore, it is important to understand the different aspects of the criminal injuries compensation scheme. This information will help protect you from the financial repercussions of the attack. You can make a recompense claim as the primary victim of the crime or as a close relative if the person involved has already passed away.

19 May 2016

Three superannuation tips for stay at home mums

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When your days are spent wiping little noses and doing endless loads of washing, it's difficult to consider the future much beyond dinnertime. If you want to retire with a healthy superannuation fund, however, now is the time to plan for your future- whether you're actively participating in the workforce or not. Check out these three superannuation tips for stay at home mums, and start planning for your retirement today.

11 May 2016

Protecting yourself as a whistleblower

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If you discover that someone in your company or government department, or a public official, has acted inappropriately you can highlight their poor behaviour and be protected under Australia's whistleblowing laws. Here is some advice on the way to protect yourself as a whistleblower.  In your company If the wrongdoing you discover is in a private company you will be protected under the Corporations Act. This protects you against retaliation including losing your job.

11 May 2016

What does a Property Lawyer Do?

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A property lawyer deals with legal issues that relate to transactions on residential as well as commercial property. It is important to understand the different types of property as per the law and also the different kinds of property lawyers if seeking to hire one. According to the law, property is anything possessed by an entity or a person.  There are two categorizations of property; real property and personal property.

10 May 2016

Questions You Might Have About Hiring a Worker's Compensation Lawyer

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When you've been injured on the job, you may not like the idea of hiring a worker's compensation lawyer and actually having to sue your employer or their insurance company. However, this might be necessary if your employer didn't have worker's compensation insurance or the policy wasn't adequate enough to cover your medical costs, or if the insurance company is fighting their obligation to pay you. Whatever your reason for needing a compensation lawyer, note a few questions you might have about using their services, then be sure to ask them about these questions if you need more information.

9 May 2016

First Home Buyers: How Well Did You Read The 'subject To Finance' Clause?

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Purchasing your first home is an exciting time, but you may well find that you have family members encouraging you to handle the process yourself, as it's not really too hard. The problem is that if you're not experienced in fully understanding the different clauses in a conveyancing contract, a small misunderstanding can turn into a very expensive mistake. Take the 'subject to finance' clause for example. This clause alone should be enough to convince you that using a conveyancing lawyer to at least read over your first contract is a wise monetary investment.

9 May 2016

How does parole work?

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Parole allows convicted inmates to be released from prison before the end of their sentencing to start a new life outside with supervision. Simply put, the convict on parole is still serving their jail sentence; however, they are allowed to reside on the outside, as long as they adhere to specific rules. With the right level of supervision, release on parole aims to integrate the prisoner back into community as a productive member.

4 May 2016

How does an alibi defense work?

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An alibi is a criminal defense strategy based on evidence that the defendant was somewhere else other than the crime scene when the crime occurred and, therefore, couldn't have perpetrated the crime. That evidence may be in the form of witnesses or video footage to sustain an alibi defense. If you're accused of a criminal offense and wish to use an alibi as part of your defense, contact a criminal lawyer immediately.

4 May 2016

Car Accidents: Why It Is Unwise to Represent Yourself In Court

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There may be no requirement for you to have legal representation in a civil case, such as a personal injury case after a car accident. However, this does not mean you should avoid hiring a motor vehicle accident lawyer. This article discusses the shortcomings of representing yourself during such legal proceedings. It Is Hard to Value the Compensation Due to You People who represent themselves during personal injury hearings after a vehicle accident start the legal journey with a major disadvantage.

28 April 2016

Why It Is Good to Compromise During Child Custody Hearings

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Some parents who have just divorced may wish to prevent their former partners from getting involved in the lives of their children. However, it may not be wise for you to adopt such a hard-line stance during child custody hearings. This article discusses why it is good to be willing to compromise as child custody issues are being worked out in a family court. You Ease the Process of Determining a Parenting Plan

28 April 2016