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Dog attack. Rights and responsibilities

Dog attack. Rights and responsibilities

If a dog has attacked or injured a person or animal, the owner of the dog may be liable to pay damages for veterinary bills, medical bills, costs to personal property and possibly the replacement of the animal. This liability may, however, be affected if the dog was...

When do your kids get to decide who they want to live with?

When do your kids get to decide who they want to live with?

Legally speaking, children cannot choose where they want to live until they turn 18 years old. In reality however, as children get older, the Court will give more weight to their wishes about which parent they want to live with. In assessing how much weight to place...

Can a compensation matter continue if a client passes away?

Can a compensation matter continue if a client passes away?

If a person passes away before their legal matter comes to an end, the claim in some circumstance can continue with the legal representatives of the estate. However this does limit the types of damages that may be claimed. In this situation, you cannot claim damages...

Don’t get irate, Mediate!

Don’t get irate, Mediate!

You may have already heard the commonly cited benefits of mediation, such as the reduced cost, increased timeliness, confidential nature and a way to avoid the stress of going to court. But, have you ever wondered what the mediator actually does? It may be helpful to...

3 Things to consider when choosing your lawyer

3 Things to consider when choosing your lawyer

Do your research. What have other people’s experience been like? Burke Mead’s Family law & Personal Injury team feature on the Three best rated guide, We have a 4.6 Star Google rating and a 4.7 Star Facebook rating with close to 60 client reviews. You will also...

Total and Permanent Disablement Claims

Total and Permanent Disablement Claims

What is it? If you are an injured person suffering a serious physical or psychological injury you may be able to access insurance entitlements attached to your superannuation fund. This is called a Total and Permanent Disablement Policy and you may not realise you...

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