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For the first time ever, new mining reforms will put the responsibility of subsidence damage on coal mine owners. Property owners in NSW are set to benefit from these reforms which will see coal mine owners be directly accountable for the damage their...read more
The NSW government’s controversial surety bond scheme has been scrapped after a court last week deemed it unlawful. The scheme was introduced last year to protect Trustee & Guardian’s (TAG) clients from being “ripped off” by family members who were...read more
Our criminal law solicitor James Janke has just been named an Associate at Burke & Mead Lawyers. Congratulations, James! James has been working with us for almost four years and specialises in criminal and traffic law. James always knew he wanted to...read more
In circumstances where a person calls “000” with the intention of inducing a false belief that an emergency exists (aka, a ‘hoax call’), the person may be charged with a criminal offence, for which the penalties can include imprisonment of up to three (3)...read more
Returning home from an overseas holiday is already hard enough. Imagine being greeted with a $191,000 phone bill in your letterbox. This was reality for Kim Beveridge when he returned from a trip to Spain in 2014. He has since spent the last three years fighting the...read more
A Canberra woman’s family has been awarded $1.2 million in compensation six years after she died giving birth at Canberra’s Calvary Hospital. Corrina Medway had pre-eclampsia when she gave birth to twin girls in May 2011. After delivery, Ms Medway complained of severe...read more