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'Tis the season for giving - and not just to family and friends

By newseditor on Friday, December 23, 2016

As the year comes to a close and we are all keenly anticipating the festive season holiday, it is also good to remember that for some people in our community, this time of year can be extremely stressful.

Australia's economy - increasingly embracing America?

By newseditor on Wednesday, December 21, 2016

According to the Honourable Kim Beazley AC, when it comes to the actual operation of Australia's economy, "We are not integrating with the Asian economy, we are integrating with the American economy."

New Health Complaints Act brings new powers

By newseditor on Wednesday, December 21, 2016

The new Health Complaints Act 2016 (Vic) (Act) recently passed by the Victorian Parliament will come into effect on 1 February 2017.

The Victorian Government has allocated $572 million of its 2016-17 state budget as a first step towards addressing family violence, vowing to implement all 227 recommendations of the Royal Commission into Family Violence handed down earlier this year.

A recent judgment by the Full Court of the Family Court of Australia has clarified the test for having a Financial Agreement set aside on the grounds of duress.

Sexual harassment and the new era of high stakes damages

By newseditor on Thursday, November 17, 2016

"Sexual harassment is currently very topical and not just thanks to Donald Trump," said Lander & Rogers Partner Derek Humphery-Smith. Humphery-Smith was speaking at a client briefing on workplace sexual harassment.

Class actions now possible in Queensland

By newseditor on Friday, November 11, 2016

On 8 November 2016, the Queensland Parliament passed legislation that institutes a class action procedure into the Queensland Supreme Court. This legislation amends the Civil Proceedings Act 2011 to allow representative proceedings to be brought if:

Recent developments in birth claims: wrongful birth and home birth

By newseditor on Thursday, November 10, 2016

Are birth claims on the rise in Australia?

Congratulations to Amie Frydenberg and Kaitlyn Gulle who are now LIV Accredited Specialists for Workplace Relations!

Lander & Rogers supports new Community Legal Centres initiative

By newseditor on Thursday, October 20, 2016

We are excited to be part of a new national sponsorship program for Community Legal Centres (CLCs).

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