Social and sporting clubs are an important part of many Australian communities. To ban a person from a Club can have ramifications not only for the individual concerned, but also for the Club itself as the recent decision of Gould v Isis Club Incorporated  QSC 253 demonstrates.
Those that have been involved in the process of suing another party will tell you it is an unpleasant experience, even if you win your case. Some question if there is a winner in litigation, other than the lawyers.
Wills are an integral part of estate planning, yet many Australians do not have a Will. Wills, generally speaking, are a relatively inexpensive way of making sure your assets pass to those you would like to receive those gifts.
Copyright laws in Australia protect a range of ‘works’ such as literary, dramatic, artistic and musical works. However, a problem arises when you pay an advertising agency to create an advertisement for your business.
Benjamin Franklin said, “In this world nothing can be said to be certain, except death and taxes”. It seems that tax reform is on the agenda for government at both State and Federal level. It is certainly something that is never far from the lips of people in business, whether big or small.
On 5 February 2010 Mr Andrew Morris (the Plaintiff) fell from a cliff-top on North Stradbroke Island. He sustained serious injuries including paraplegia. The Plaintiff and some friends had set off at night in search of a track/access point to the beach because they intended to go fishing the next day. The Plaintiff said he followed a track, and after stopping for a short time, believed he saw stairs in the distance and set off toward them before falling.