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Be careful what you sue for

Be careful what you sue for

by Stephen Lucas, Principal Solicitor Kingston Lawyers   Here is a bit of advice for our many friends in the REAL ESTATE industry.   A recent sad case highlights how sometimes it is better not to pursue small debts.  …

Update on Baden-Clay controversy

Update on Baden-Clay controversy

by Principal Solicitor Stephen Lucas   Perhaps one of the more controversial appeal decisions in Australian Courts this year was that of the Queensland Court of Appeal decision in R v Baden-Clay [2015] QCA 265 delivered on Tuesday this week….

DEFAMATION IN THE REALM OF SOCIAL MEDIA

DEFAMATION IN THE REALM OF SOCIAL MEDIA

By Elly McQuinn When we are passionate about an issue, or even attempt to be humorous we sometimes take to social media sites such as Facebook, Twitter or blogging to discuss these feelings to our ‘friends’, or the world at…

How to sue a Practical Joker

How to sue a Practical Joker

Interesting historical case about a practical joke which went wrong. In 1897 there was a famous case in England. As a practical joke a man told an unrelated woman that her husband had suffered a very serious accident. He told…

The Silent Epidemic…

The Silent Epidemic…

By Ophelia Hollway, Trainee Lawyer at Kingston Lawyers Pty Ltd. For decades, family violence has been a silent epidemic, with one Australian woman being killed every week by a former or current partner. Both the media’s constant focus on ‘stranger…

Divorce, Death and Subpoenas

Divorce, Death and Subpoenas

By Stephen Lucas, Principal Director at Kingston Lawyers Pty. Ltd. It is well known that if you receive a subpoena and fail to comply with same you may be arrested. It is also well known in family law proceedings that…

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