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Tips for Franchisees and Adelaide Commercial Lawyers

McDonalds & other food franchises announce home delivery in Adelaide & across Australia. Tips on Significant Capital Expenditure for Franchisees & Adelaide Commercial Lawyers. McDonalds and KFC have both unveiled plans in the past month to trial home delivery in partnerships with UberEATS and Foodora. LaPorchetta has also announced that they will trial delivery service,…

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How to find the best family lawyer for the job

Family law is a specialised area of law. It requires not only technical legal expertise but a good understanding of the emotional landscape surrounding the breakdown of an important relationship. There are many family lawyers in Adelaide but very few who are able to work across all five options for dispute resolution. There are five…

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Brad & Angelina

In a recent interview with GQ Style, legendary actor, producer and all round spunk Brad Pitt   http://www.gq.com/story/brad-pitt-gq-style-cover-story has spoken out about his divorce and his observations of litigation which strongly align with our firm’s values and beliefs. “I heard one lawyer say, “No one wins in court—it’s just a matter of who gets hurt…

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Cost of Litigation – both personal and financial

I was sitting in Court recently waiting for my directions hearing to be called. A trial had been running before the same Judge and she was hearing cross examination of the wife (who was self represented) conducted by an experienced Barrister. The cross examination focused on the wife’s spending as evidenced in bank statements from…

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Bad mouthing, Denigration and other games people play that harm the children

When families separate they often complain about each other exposing the children to derogatory comments about the other parent. Sometimes parents do bad mouth the other parent to the children and sometimes they bad mouth them in front of the children. Sometimes extended family members participate in this as well. This behaviour is very damaging…

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Free ‘Relationship Breakdown’ Seminar

At Belperio Clark we consider that when parties separate or their relationship breaks down, the type of process they use to resolve any dispute will have a big impact on the outcome. Not all matters need a heavy hand. Not all matters need the huge expense and long delays that come with Court based processes. Most parties…

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Unfair Contract Terms

New legislation relating to contracts comes into effect on 12 November 2016. The outcome is that any standard contracts entered into, varied or renewed on or after this date will have new obligations imposed on its terms. The legislation will apply to contracts where: it is for the supply of goods or services or the…

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High Conflict

When humans experience adversity – such as loss of a job or the breakdown of an important relationship – they will often suffer grief and loss, anxiety, depression, hurt, pain, betrayal and a myriad of other emotions. This is totally understandable in the circumstances.  Normally, they will recover and heal and move on with their lives.…

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Have You Taken Security for Money Owing to You?

The Personal Property Securities Register (PPSR) is the single, national online database of security interests in personal property in Australia. It protects businesses that sell on terms, such as retention of title or consignment, or hiring, renting or leasing out valuable goods, machinery, vehicles and equipment. It also protects lenders. Businesses can register their interest…

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