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Paul Pritchard

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Does Your Face Belong To You?

Does Your Face Belong To You? What To Do When Someone Uses Your Photo Without Permission The ubiquitous nature of the digital age allows anyone to use, adapt or duplicate content on the internet. But what do you do if that content belongs to you? Or even worse, what do you do if that content […]

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New Residential Tenancy Laws Making it Easier

New Residential Tenancy Laws Make It Easier & Cheaper for Tenants to Break a Fixed Term Rental Agreement Before the End of the Term Mandatory fees now apply to all fixed-term agreements of three years or less, when a tenant ends the agreement early. This applies to agreements that are entered into from 23 March […]

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Are Prenuptial Agreements Valid?

The short answer is “A properly drafted prenuptial agreement is valid”. Prenuptial agreements or financial agreements, as they are also referred to in Australia, are generally valid and married spouses or de facto spouses are free to enter them at any point in a relationship as a means of clarifying or resolving financial issues between […]

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Trustees of Self-Managed Super Funds are Obliged to Exercise Their Discretion in Good Faith Upon Real and Genuine Consideration

The recent Court of Appeal case of Wareham v Marsella (2020) VSCA 92 was a timely reminder of the “good faith” obligations. These are the relevant facts. Helen Swanson set up a self-managed super fund for herself in 2003. The trustees of the fund were Helen Swanson and her daughter, Carol Wareham, a child from […]

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This year’s dumbest criminal award goes to…

The next entry into this year’s dumbest criminal award sweepstakes is a Texas murder suspect who was so excited about his stash of weapons that he posted them on Instagram. Christopher Gonzalez, an 18 year on Texan on the run for robbery, leading an organised crime group and murder, decided to post a photo of his […]

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Can an unsent text message be ruled a valid will?

The Supreme Court of Queensland has ruled that an unsent text message which ended with a smiley face, was a valid will. After a 55-year-old man took his life, an unsent text message was found on his phone, which included directions that gave his estate to his brother and nephew, along with directions to put […]

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