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Federal law updates to the Family Violence Plan
The consequences of family violence are a key concern for family law courts nationally as a significant proportion of cases involve violence or threats of violence to parties and family members. The Federal Circuit and Family Court released an updated Family Violence Plan in August 2023. A summary of these updates is provided by family lawyer and College of Law adjunct lecturer, Kathryn Kearley.
5 tips on how to avoid common ethical breaches for lawyers with Athol Opas
The law is a complex field heavily reliant on knowledge, interpretation and advice. This makes for a profession that can have far reaching consequences and, as a result, lawyers are held to high standards. Athol Opas presents annual ethics updates to firms to keep them abreast of recent cases of misconduct and/or common ethical breaches. We spoke to Athol to find out about the most common ethical breaches lawyers should be mindful of and to gain his top tips on complying within ethical obligations.
Complete overhaul of the Queensland Property Law Act 1974 is coming
Queensland is on track to require a stronger duty of disclosure upon Sellers, bringing them in greater alignment with Australia’s southern states. These reforms come as part of a proposed Property Law Bill 2023, which, if passed, is likely to have significant implications for property lawyers practising in Queensland. We spoke to College of Law lecturer Tara Cush on the implications of these reforms, what they involve, and what lawyers need to know.