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Divorce & Property Settlement

We are often asked whether a client needs to be divorced before a Property Settlement is sorted out. The answer is no. You must be separated for a minimum of 12 months before you can apply for divorce or 2 years if you have been married for less than 2 years and have not attended […]

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What Am I Entitled To?

I only looked after the home and the children. My partner earned all the money! For starters it doesn’t matter that all of the property is in your former partner’s name. The Family Law Act gives the Court power to order a transfer of property. Superannuation can also be divided. In the vast majority of […]

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Liquor Licensing

New legislation passed in December 2013 to regulate Kings Cross venues has been used as a basis for more far-reaching reforms passed on 30 January 2014 as the Liquor Amendment Act 2014. New legislation passed in December 2013 to regulate Kings Cross venues has been used as a basis for more far-reaching reforms passed on […]

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Bail

David and Goliath: When Musa Konneh launched a class action against his mistaken arrest by police for breach of bail, he opened the door for other disadvantaged young people to do the same, but only if they can be found. Many young people mistakenly arrested by police will be eligible for compensation for false imprisonment, […]

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Register Your Security Interests

A new court decision has found that the Personal Property Securities Register (PPSR) is the final word on security interests in personal property. The case involved three Caterpillar construction vehicles leased out to a company. The company borrowed money and used the Caterpillars as security. The credit provider registered its interest on the PPSR (www.ppsr.gov.au), […]

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A New Approach to Duty to Repair and Maintain

A recent decision contradicts the legal view for the past 20 years on claims for damages by lot owners against their owners corporation. In the recent case, the court of appeal found a lot owner had no right to claim damages for breach by an owners corporation of the duty to repair and maintain common […]

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Supporting the Community

Congratulations to Grant Hodgson who recently received a certificate acknowledging 25 years of working as a solicitor. Grant has spent a considerable amount of this time as an accredited specialist in Family Law and is an integral member of our Family Law team. Marriott Oliver has continued its fervent commitment to community support. Directors Carolyn […]

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Employee Update

Marriott Oliver is pleased to announce that our employee Sobhan Leary has been nominated by TAFE Illawarra in two awards for the TAFE Illawarra Annual Awards 2014. In addition, Sobhan’s skills and dedication have also been recognised by her nomination for an award in the 2014 NSW Training Awards run by the NSW Government Education […]

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