FACEBOOK POSTS LEAD TO CYBERSTALKING CONVICTION

A man has been convicted of stalking after he posted threatening messages on his Facebook account. The facts The man and the victim were both involved in an organisation that trained young cyclists. In 2007, the victim found out that the man had had inappropriate contact with two young female cyclists and so made a…

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A FALL AT THE FOOTY: IS IT WORK?

Most people would assume that if you go to the footy and get injured, you can’t get workers compensation because you’re not at work.  But that’s not always the case.  Employee activities outside of work hours may still attract an entitlement to compensation if it can be proven that the employment was a significant cause…

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SLIP AND FALL: WOMAN AWARDED $660,000 COMPENSATION

A woman has been awarded $660,000 in compensation after she slipped and fell on a wet floor in a Sydney fruit shop, sustaining severe injuries. Background The woman, aged 36, had been in the fruit shop when she slipped on the wet floor and landed heavily on her side. She suffered soft tissue injury to…

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PRESTIGIOUS LEGAL LISTING FOR PUBLIC LIABILITY LAW

Andrew Carpenter and Websters Lawyers have been included in a prestigious legal guide as one of the best plaintiff public liability lawyers and law firms in Adelaide for 2015-16. Doyle’s Guide to the Australian Legal Profession Ever heard of Doyle’s Guide? It’s a legal directory that lists the best lawyers and law firms Australia-wide. The…

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FAMILY REPORTS: CAN YOU DISPUTE THEM?

A decision of the Family Court has confirmed that Family Reports can only be disputed in rare circumstances. Everyone wants what’s best for their kids. So strong is the desire that it often draws parties into parenting disputes in which Courts and experts have to assess all the evidence to come up with a solution.…

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7-ELEVEN SCANDAL – UNDERPAYMENT OF WAGES AND YOUR RIGHTS

In December 2015, more than fifty 7-Eleven stores across Australia were targeted with coordinated raids. It wasn’t a drug bust, or a crackdown on illegal prostitution. The raids were launched by the former Fels Wage Fairness Panel to seize documents relating to the underpayment of wages of hundreds of workers. The raids followed revelations by television…

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SUPREME COURT ACQUITS MAN OF SPEEDING CHARGES

In a significant decision, a client of Websters Lawyers who was charged with two counts of speeding has had the charges against him dismissed. The decision will potentially affect thousands of other speeding charges in South Australia because the case concerned the technical aspects of speed gun testing. Background The police used a hand-held speed…

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