Findings From The Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse

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Stephen QuinnOn 15 December 2017, the wide-ranging Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse handed down its final report. The Commission was established in 2013 and has drawn national attention since that time. The establishment of a federal compensation scheme marks an initial attempt to offer restitution to victims, but there is yet ... Read more

Johnston Withers Lawyers announce the acquisition of Marshall Conveyancing at Murray Bridge

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  Johnston Withers Lawyers are excited to announce the acquisition of conveyancing firm, Marshall Conveyancing Group of Murray Bridge.Gemma Wallace, Registered Conveyancer for Johnston Withers, will take over the position of Practice Manager from Jess Caire, who will become an integral part of the Johnston Withers team. Jess felt that joining with a firm that held ... Read more

Injury, illness and disability affecting your ability to engage in employment

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Steve Quinn provide some legal advice on Injury, illness and disability affecting your ability to engage in employment.When you are injured at work and unable to do your usual job for a period, workers compensation will usually cover some or all of your lost income and medical expenses, but what if you suffer an injury or ... Read more

Who is a Bully at Work?

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GRAHAM HARBORD A recent landmark decision by the Fair Work Commission gives an expansive interpretation of the definition of ‘worker’ to potentially cover governing board members, including chairpersons and directors, for the purposes of the Fair Work Act’s anti-bullying jurisdiction. This is the first time that a chairperson of an organization has been considered to be ... Read more

Injured workers lose again

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Hugh Rischbeith of our Adelaide office commented that the recent decision of Boland v Saxon Energy Services Australia Pty Ltd raises several important points on industrial safety and workers compensation law in South Australia.BackgroundIn Boland v Saxon, two employees of Saxon Energy Services (Saxon) suffered serious crush injuries while working on a drill rig when ... Read more

10 Things Your Employment Contract Should Contain

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Holly GardnerMany people think that if they do not have a written contract of employment then they are not under a contract of employment.  This is incorrect.  A verbal agreement can still be an enforceable agreement at law.  The real question is whether that contract is subject to verbal or written terms or a combination ... Read more

Review of the Return to Work ACT

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Graham Harbord of our firm was invited to speak to the Parliamentary Committee on Occupational Health & Safety on 13 April 2017. That is to say that Johnston Withers is recognised as having substantial experience and expertise in workers compensation.  Graham talked about the changes to the Return to Work legislation and in particular the ... Read more

A big thank you from Johnston Withers

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Thank you all for another great year at Johnston Withers.  While the world is becoming increasingly unpredictable we have been hard at work - kicking goals for our clients, building our business and creating what we hope is great professional environment for our staff.We have a number of milestones to share - starting with our birthday party.  Johnson Withers turned 70 ... Read more
Property Lawyers Adelaide

Knowing your rights in the SA public sector

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It can be hard working out your workplace rights at the best of times, but if you’re an SA public sector employee, it’s particularly difficult.General information about employment law that you might find on the internet is generally useless to you. That’s because, since 2006, nearly all workers have become subject to federal employment laws ... Read more
Family Lawyer in Adelaide

Divorce FAQs

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The law about divorce, and about family law generally,  can be a bit of a mystery. So our Divorce Lawyers in Adelaide have prepared some simple FAQs to help you navigate your way through.  If you have any questions not answered on this page please ring for a free first half hour interview with our ... Read more