What is Collaborative Law?

an opportunity to do things differently. Collaborative Law is a process of alternative dispute resolution in which parties each appoint specially-trained lawyers and agree to work together to resolve their disputes out of Court. This process brings parties and their lawyers together in a series of round table meetings to facilitate negotiations in a focussed […]

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Online court systems and the need for truth and accuracy (including for probate and estate matters)

New laws commenced yesterday in South Australia creating new criminal offences for entering false or misleading information about certain matters through an electronic court management system (and including providing false instructions to a lawyer or other person assisting with the application). This includes (but is not limited to) information such as: personal identification information contact […]

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Where there’s a way, there should be a Will!

  Unlike some other states, electronic witnessing of documents is not something that will be introduced in SA according to the Attorney-General.   (But the criteria for those people who can witness Statutory Declarations has been expanded, including government employees, accountants, religious ministers, medical professionals and bank officers who meet the criteria – see […]

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