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InDaily: Schoolies and the law - what you need to know

Getting caught on the wrong side of the law can be a very different, harsher experience as an adult compared to a minor. This is why young people and their parents need a basic understanding of the law – particularly around alcohol – to give Schoolies the best chance of partying safely and legally, writes TGB managing...

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Radio 5AA: Injured motorists suffer under overhauled compensation scheme

In 2013 South Australia’s Compulsory Third Party insurance scheme for motorists was overhauled, but for those injured in accidents the changes mean tougher times ahead. The threshold to compensation is now much higher than before and injured motorists have to fight harder for a fair sum to help them cope in their recovery. TGB...

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ABC Radio: Should our government sue the big tobacco companies?

Health experts are urging Australian governments to sue tobacco companies for the billions of dollars spent on treating smoking-related illnesses. Such a move would follow the lead of nation’s like Canada, whose government has launched successful lawsuits against tobacco giants to recover healthcare costs. It would be...

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Podcast: Understanding Australia's Complex Military Compensation System Pt.2

Are you an injured Defence veteran?The new Reparations scheme is due to launch in early 2018. Register your details here and we’ll keep you updated. There are currently more than 300,000 injury claims with the Department of Veterans’ Affairs right now. This means thousands of current and former Defence men and women...

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Podcast: Income protection, TPD insurance, and how to make a claim when things go wrong

Insurance. We all need it, but do you have enough of it and is it for the right things? Are you insured if you have an accident? Could you stay on top of all your bills? In this episode of the Law & Life podcast we welcome WealthLogic’s Troy Gallusch to talk about income protection and total permanent disability insurance...

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InDaily: Time to think of the children in surrogacy cases

Australia’s surrogacy laws don’t offer enough protection to the children so wanted by their parents. It is time to put these children first and overhaul our nation’s surrogacy laws, writes TGB managing partner Morry Bailes in his latest column for InDaily, South Australia’s largest independent news provider. Read...

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Podcast: How to Make Divorce Friendlier for You and Your Children

The impact of a nasty divorce on children and former spouses is well known. But what about a good divorce? What does a good divorce look like and how do you do it? For the first time, Australian researchers are looking into what it takes for couples with kids to separate well. In this latest episode of “Surviving Separation”...

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Radio 5AA: Why the Family Court is creaking under its workload

Australia’s Family Law Court is drowning under its workload. Such is the backlog that, in South Australia, our single Family Court judge and five of the six Federal Circuit Court judges are now listing trials for 2019 But why is it like this and what can people who are contemplating separation do to avoid this stress?...

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Podcast: Understanding Australia's Complex Military Compensation System Pt. 1

There are currently more than 300,000 injury claims with the Department of Veterans’ Affairs right now. This means thousands of current and former Defence men and women are still awaiting recognition for injuries sustained while serving their country. But Australia’s military compensation system is complex and full...

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Injured transport workers Pt 2: Should I make a Commonwealth workers' compensation or motor vehicle accident claim?

This is part two in a three-part transport workers series by Ashleigh Ridgway. You can read part one here. Australia employs 550,000 people as road freight transport workers. It’s an enormous part of our nation’s workforce – 5 per cent, in fact. Big employers in the sector include Linfox, TNT, Star Track Express, Australia...

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Time to ease the impact of divorce: TGB welcomes Family Law Act review

Tindall Gask Bentley Lawyers welcomes the review of Australia’s family law system in the hope it will ease the pressure on families going through separation. The review, announced this morning by federal Attorney-General George Brandis, promises to focus on how the Family Law Act can better serve the changing needs and diversity...

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Introducing Settify: The fast, free, discrete way to start your separation online

Separating from your partner is one of the hardest things you will do. Once that difficult decision is made, it’s natural to feel anxious about the future of your children, property and financial wellbeing. In times of emotional stress, it’s important to know where you stand as soon as possible. This week, Tindall Gask Bentley...

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Today Tonight: $525m Johnson & Johnson payout sparks talcum powder cancer fears

Famous household brand Johnson & Johnson has been ordered to pay an astonishing A$525 million to a US woman who claimed she developed terminal ovarian cancer after using the company’s talcum-powder-based products. The case is one of thousands of lawsuits brought across the US alleging the company failed to warn consumers...

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ABC Radio: Debunking de facto relationship myths

Many couples make the decision to never marry. “It’s just a piece of paper,” they say. What they may not realise is in the eyes of the law de facto couples are the same as married couples. TGB family law partner Wendy Barry spoke to ABC Radio Adelaide’s Narelle Graham to debunk the myths of de facto relationships. Listen...

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ABC Radio "PM": Government funds AI 'robot lawyer' to take divorce online

The Federal Government has committed $341,000 to the development of an Artificial Intelligence ‘robot lawyer’ that would help ordinary Australians resolve their divorce disputes online. Tindall Gask Bentley family law partner Jane Miller spoke to Caroline Winter from ABC Radio’s PM program about the rise of...

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Today Tonight: Workplace shooting victim now broke amputee, little hope of extra compensation

David Snow’s life changed the day armed robbers raided his workplace  and shrapnel from a gunshot hit his right leg. Now an amputee, David is struggling to find employment and has exhausted all avenues for further compensation. Tindall Gask Bentley partner Amber Sprague spoke to Channel 7’s “Today Tonight”...

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Arrium sale a fresh start for Whyalla in more ways than one

THE Arrium steelworks sale not only galvanises Whyalla’s economic future, it gives new hope of a fresh start to those who have been living in limbo due to divorce and death, according to a leading Adelaide law firm. Tindall Gask Bentley Lawyers partner Jane Miller said when Whyalla’s economy and property market crashed many...

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TGB Lawyers announces two new partners

Tindall Gask Bentley Lawyers is delighted to announce the elevation of Victoria Bell and Rosemary Caruso to the firm’s partnership. Rosemary has grown the firm’s Wills & Estates team to become what is now the largest in South Australia. Victoria, a highly-regarded workplace lawyer, has been instrumental in the firm’s...

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Podcast: My plastic surgery went wrong. Can I sue?

The plastic surgery industry is booming as more and more people pursue the perfect body – but these so-called “standard” procedures are not without risk. What happens when your plastic surgery goes wrong? Can you sue for medical negligence? TGB partner Mal Byrne and senior lawyer Michael King discuss what options...

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How a narcissistic spouse makes divorce even harder

Divorce is tough, but what makes it harder is if your former partner is a narcissist – intent on dragging out the process and being a roadblock to progress and your own freedom. TGB family law partner Jane Miller  discusses the impact a narcissist can have on the divorce process and some tell-tale signs to look out for. Intense...

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TGB Reynella: Proudly serving the south for 25 years

From little things big things grow, and so it has proved for Tindall Gask Bentley’s Reynella office which has just celebrated 25 years proudly serving the people of Adelaide’s southern suburbs. In 1992 the picture was very different to what it is today. Back then TGB was just a single office at 76 Light Square in the city....

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Why seeing a lawyer immediately after separation is your smartest move

Uncertainty and confusion can dominate your thoughts during a separation, but they don’t have to if you seek early advice. TGB lawyer Alexandra Svenson explains why seeing a lawyer immediately after separation could be your smartest move. In the immediate aftermath of separation it’s difficult to know where to start....

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Injured transport workers Pt 1: I was injured interstate. Am I covered for compensation?

Trucks keep Australia moving, but what happens when transport workers are injured on the job? TGB lawyer Ashleigh Ridgway explains the various factors that need to be considered. Transport workers keep the economy ticking over across Australia’s vast land. These workers cross state lines frequently, in metropolitan and country...

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Disclosure: What is it it and how can it help a smooth separation?

Disclosure is a critical part of your separation and property settlement process, yet so few people understand what they need to do. TGB senior associate Renee O’Callaghan provides this easy disclosure guide. Firstly, it’s important you get a lawyer who can guide you through the tricky process of disclosure. Going it...

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I’m an injured public servant. What are my rights at work?

A host of injured public servants face uncertain futures following a public sector and legislative shake-up. TGB Senior Associate Chrissy Psevdos examines their legal rights. This morning’s edition of The Advertiser (4/4/2017) reported 138 public servants could be out of a job beyond 1 July 2017 when all new workers compensation...

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Podcast: What you need to know about medical negligence

Medical negligence. What is it? How do you prove it? Can you make a claim? In this episode of the Law & Life podcast, TGB partner Mal Byrne and senior lawyer and medical negligence expert Michael King explain the concept and the law around it. As a former pharmacist Mal Byrne has invaluable  insight into the medical industry...

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I’m back after a workplace injury but need more surgery. Can I receive payments even though my entitlements have ended?

It’s hard enough returning to work after a workplace injury. But what happens if you need more surgery? Can you still receive payments to ease the financial strain? TGB senior Associate Dimitra Bouras explains your options. “How will I pay my mortgage and bills if I can’t work?” It’s a common fear among people...

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WA police officer not guilty of grievous bodily harm

A WA District Court jury this week found police Constable Jonathan Edwards not guilty of Grievous Bodily Harm. The WA Police Union believes Constable Edwards should never have been charged and was simply doing his job effecting an arrest in the Perth suburb of Camillo, when force was required, in April 2015.  Constable Edwards...

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Working in a call centre has caused me stress and injury. Can I claim?

Call centre workers are under pressure. A heavy workload, coupled with noise, sometimes angry customers and bullying in the workplace takes a toll, and many workers are finding they can’t cope. Tindall Gask Bentley lawyer Ashleigh Ridgway discusses the issues and potential solutions. Noisy, stressful and fast-paced, working...

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Mix 102.3FM: TGB partner Jane Miller talks to Jodie and Soda about pet custody

Pets are integral members of many Australian families. Our furry friends offer wonderful companionship and never-ending love. But what happens fi you and your partner break up? Who gets custody of the pets? TGB partner Jane Miller had a chat with Jodie and Soda form the Mix 102.3FM breakfast show to explain what happens. Listen...

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My partner and I want to start a family. What parenting rights do same-sex couples have in WA?

It’s a dream shared by most couples in Western Australia – to have children together and raise a family of their own. But what do you and your partner need to consider if you are a same-sex couple? And what happens if you separate? Tindall Gask Bentley Senior Associate Renee O’Callaghan explains. There are various...

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I’ve been injured at work in WA – should I accept the first offer of compensation?

Should I accept an offer of lump sum compensation for my workplace injury? TGB lawyer Ben Smith explains your options When you’ve been injured at work, have made a claim, and are offered lump sum compensation it’s natural to want to take the first offer and move on with your life. However, by accepting the insurance company’s...

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A psychiatric injury has stopped me working. What do I need to know?

A change to the Return to Work Act means workplace psychiatric injury compensation claims are now assessed differently. TGB senior associate Dimitra Bouras and lawyer Alexandra Harris explain the change and how it may effect your chances of a successful claim. If a psychiatric injury has stopped you working, you need to know...

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InDaily: The political challenge of unracking, unpacking and unstacking

After feeding the South Australian public for years on a strict rhetorical diet of being “tough on crime”, it’s no wonder the State Government is struggling to sell home detention as a palatable sentencing option, writes TGB managing partner Morry Bailes for InDaily. Read the full article here. Morry Bailes...

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