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The effect of marriage and divorce on your Will The effect of marriage and divorce on your Will

Published on 17 May 2019: Some life events have significant legal consequences when it comes to your Will. If you have not reviewed your Will and/or made a new one to account for the change in your circumstances, this can lead to unintended outcomes when you die.

Does an injured worker have to go to an independent medical examiner? Does an injured worker have to go to an independent medical examiner?

Published on 15 May 2019: Workers receiving weekly WorkCover payments may be unaware that if they fail to attend an independent medical examiner (IME) appointment, they risk having their weekly payments suspended. We explain the role of the IME.

Workplace Investigations: Misconduct allegations and Workplace Investigations: Misconduct allegations and "performance issues"

Published on 02 May 2019: Many urgent queries we receive from new clients relate to requests from their employer to attend a meeting related to allegations made by either the employer or a co-worker, or in relation to alleged performance issues.

How can injured workers successfully claim for medical and other expenses? How can injured workers successfully claim for medical and other expenses?

Published on 30 April 2019: We are often contacted by clients who are experiencing difficulties with their insurer and hoping to ensure they are reimbursed quickly for expenses incurred due to being injured at work.

Workplace fatalities - it’s time to protect the whistleblowers Workplace fatalities - it’s time to protect the whistleblowers

Published on 15 April 2019: Protecting workers who blow the whistle on dangerous workplaces is key to tackling the rate of workplace deaths. We explain the protections available to protect those workers who draw attention to bad practices and faulty equipment.

How much weight does a waiver legally carry in a legal dispute? How much weight does a waiver legally carry in a legal dispute?

Published on 01 April 2019: If you’ve ever participated in an activity that’s even slightly risky, it’s likely you signed a waiver that you agree not to pursue legal action against the provider if anything goes wrong. What are your rights if something does go wrong?

6 questions to ask about legally accessing medicinal cannabis 6 questions to ask about legally accessing medicinal cannabis

Published on 22 March 2019: There is still much confusion about how patients can access medicinal cannabis, what products are available, and what legal issues may arise, especially if caught driving with the products in their system.

How are multiple work-related concussions treated by WorkCover? How are multiple work-related concussions treated by WorkCover?

Published on 21 March 2019: Litigation for sport-related head injuries is growing overseas, which raises questions about multiple work-related concussions and how this type of injury is treated by WorkCover in Australia.

Fatalities caused by unsafe work practices signal need for further change Fatalities caused by unsafe work practices signal need for further change

Published on 18 March 2019: A timely reminder comes in the wake of another fatality on a Victorian worksite. WorkSafe Victoria has issued a safety notice following the death of an employee who died after a fall on the worksite.

If you help your child and their partner buy a home, can you get your money back if they separate? If you help your child and their partner buy a home, can you get your money back if they separate?

Published on 14 March 2019: If you lend money to a child and their partner so they can purchase a property, but then the child and their partner separate and need to finalise their financial affairs, can you claim some, or all of your funds back from either of them?

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The authors of this blog are lawyers or consultants employed by Stringer Clark and the RCT Group of companies, which includes staff who work within Ryan Carlisle Thomas and Stringer Clark.

From time to time, we may also invite guest bloggers to contribute, in which case this will be made clear. Authors who are part of the RCT Group are qualified to practice law in Victoria, Australia. Any advice applies to Victorian State law as at the date of first publication. The information is a general guide only and is not a substitute for legal advice applicable to a user's own circumstances.

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