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Lowy Institute Dinner

Ross and Julia Koffel, of Koffels Solicitors & Barristers Sydney, attended the annual Lowy Institute dinner given by the Lowy Institute for International Affairs. The Institute was founded by Sir Frank Lowy, who built the global empire that became Westfield Shopping Centres.  A long time business figure on the global stage, Sir Frank is also a notable philanthropist with a reputation that precedes him for...

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PI: Institutional Child Sexual Abuse

As a major Personal Injury claimant firm in the area of Institutional Child Sexual Abuse, Koffels Solicitors & Barristers note with great interest, the decision of the DPP to Appeal the Home Detention sentencing of Philip Wilson, the former Adelaide Archbishop. Mr Wilson has been convicted of concealing child sex abuse but received a sentence deemed to be inadequate in the view of the DPP....

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Equitable Estoppel: Making a Claim on an Estate

Equitable Estoppel:  You don’t always need a point of law to make a claim. “Death separates us from those we love and cleaves us from our assets”… but what then? An Executor has a duty to uphold the terms of a will subject to reasonable compromise. Persons wishing to challenge a will usually: Commence proceedings pursuant to part 3 of the Succession Act 2006; Commence a will...

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Claim on Estate Lawyers

Make a Claim on an Estate?

Making a Claim When You Are Not a Beneficiary There are specific circumstances under which a person can make a claim on an estate even if you are not a named beneficiary. If you believe the will of the deceased is not valid due to the incapacity of the deceased at the time it was written, or that the will is somehow fraudulent or made...

Property in Family Law Divorce

Property in Family Law Matters

They Can't Just Cut You Off... Are you contemplating leaving your partner, but are apprehensive about the impact on your finances? Fear of a lack of resources is not a good reason to stay in an unhappy relationship!  With some planning and support, you can manage your separation so your standard of living does not plummet. One of the common reasons people tend to delay family...

Commercial Lawyer Joint Ventures

International Join Venture Setup

Careful structuring key to international joint venture success Research shows that joint ventures grow at twice the rate of mergers and acquisitions – here's how to set one up. There are three ways to grow a company – you can grow organically, acquire a company or partner with another firm. An international joint venture falls into the third category. Tom Wheeler, managing director of IR Global, a professional services...

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Can it be that the upheavals in the EU and the United States are good for Australia?

Certainly on one level this would seem to be the case.  Australian universities are targeting the international student market. The universities regard the current unsettled environment as an opportunity to capitalise on this phenomenon. As an illustration, Australia is now close to surpassing Great Britain as the second most popular destination for advanced education. In particular, Indian students appear to be concerned about the uncertainties...

Child Sexual Abuse Can Occur Anywhere

With changing attitudes and perceptions towards Childhood Sexual Abuse, our understanding of Childhood Sexual Abuse is developing and we are confirming that sexual abuse can occur in almost any setting. We have learnt that at the Celtic Boys Club, which is a famous youth football club based in Glasgow, Scotland, that they have had numerous allegations of inappropriate behaviour and subsequent Child Sexual Abuse. Allegations have...

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Right of Way – Ways To Get It Right

Right of Way The property market in NSW is at all-time high and the owners are changing hands all around NSW every weekend. We believe a dispute with your new neighbours should be the last thing on your to do list. The dispute can be very stressful and also very costly. If you have a right of way over your neighbour’s land then it may be...

Dangerous Recreational Activity Lawyer

Dangerous Recreational Activities

Dangerous Recreational Activities Many people participate in recreational activities without the realisation that there is a risk that in the event they sustain an injury they may not be capable of claiming compensation. This is because the activity might be considered a dangerous recreational activity. What is considered a recreational activity? A recreational activities under the Civil Liability Act 2002 (CLA) includes: (a) Any sport (whether or not...

More Than Just Tariffs

Korea Australia Free Trade Agreement The Korea Australia Free Trade Agreement (“KAFTA”) entered into force on 12 December 2014. This agreement did not just contain provisions for the removal of tariffs for the trade in goods it also aims to eliminate other barriers which impedes on the trade relationship between the two countries. Set out below are a few of the significant behind-the-border barriers which KAFTA provisions...

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Child Sexual Abuse and Assault

Parents of Children Abused at School

A woman has recently spoken publicly about her children abused at school. The tuition fee’s she spent sending her son to an elite private school were refunded. This school was located in Queensland and was attended for five years from 1989. Sexual Assault Her son was sexually abused at the school and has since attempted suicide. In fact, she initially sent letters to the school in...

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