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Wills and Estates

Probate Explained

Probate Explained

PROBATE ONLINE: Receive Personalised Guidance in Minutes Are you an executor of a Will? Do you know your responsibilities as an executor? Do you know how to seek a grant of probate?  Many people are required to apply for probate at some point in their lives after...

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Why every individual needs an Enduring Power of Attorney…

Why every individual needs an Enduring Power of Attorney…

  Why an Enduring Power of Attorney is relevant to you Many people associate the need for an Enduring Power of Attorney (also referred to as an “EPA”) with old age. However, loss of mental capacity can happen to anyone at any age. Every person should have an...

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Family

De Facto Superannuation Splitting

De Facto Superannuation Splitting

FAMILY LAW ONLINE: Click Here for Free, Personalised Information in Minutes Why this new legislation is relevant for women For many years, Western Australian de facto couples have been unable to split or transfer their superannuation following separation. This has led...

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FAMILY AND DOMESTIC VIOLENCE – POST COVID 19

FAMILY AND DOMESTIC VIOLENCE – POST COVID 19

Domestic and family violence during and post Covid-19, and identifying the “markers” of an abusive relationship Whilst Covid-19 restrictions begin to ease in WA, lawyers, counsellors and front line workers are starting to see a flood of family and domestic violence...

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Commercial

Liquidated damages in construction and commercial contracts

Liquidated damages in construction and commercial contracts

Including a liquidated damages clause in construction or commercial contracts is a common way of addressing what sanctions will apply if a breach of contract arises during the operation of the contract. It is therefore important to understand exactly what is meant by...

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Differences between Employees and Contractors

Differences between Employees and Contractors

Businesses should have systems in place to ensure that the correct determination is made as to whether a worker should be classified as an employee or as an independent contractor. This is important as tax, superannuation and other obligations will apply depending on...

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Property

Western Australian Commercial Leasing Code of Conduct

Western Australian Commercial Leasing Code of Conduct

Introduction On 29 May 2020, the Western Australia Government released the Commercial Tenancies (COVID-19 Response) Regulations 2020 (WA), which incorporates the Western Australian Commercial Leasing Code of Conduct (Code). The Code came into operation on 30 May 2020,...

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Commercial Leasing Code of Conduct

Commercial Leasing Code of Conduct

On 7 April 2020, the National Cabinet released a Commercial Leasing Code of Conduct (Code). The purpose of the Code is to impose a set of good faith leasing principles for application to commercial tenancies (including retail, office, and industrial) between landlords...

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Criminal

Bail in the Covid-19 era

Bail in the Covid-19 era

Criminal law in the COVID-19 era has experienced rapid changes and the jurisdiction surrounding Bail is no exception. At Frichot Lawyers, we want to keep you informed about how these changes could impact Bail arrangements for you, or your family and friends. What does...

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Personal Injuries and Compensation

Compensation for Victims of a Sexual Offence

Compensation for Victims of a Sexual Offence

April is sexual assault awareness month, and it is important to know your rights to compensation if you have been a victim of a sexual offence. Sexual offences in Western Australia are governed by the Criminal Code Compilation Act 1913 (“Criminal Code”). Sexual...

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WorkCover WA – Removal of Statutory Termination Dates

WorkCover WA – Removal of Statutory Termination Dates

A recent legislative change in the Workers Compensation arena has, at last, removed the restrictive statutory timeframe in which injured workers must exercise their Common Law rights. The abolishment of the statutory ‘Termination Date’ has gone a great way to ensuring...

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