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Can you stop your ex taking the children overseas
Can I stop my ex taking our children overseas?

We were recently contacted by a person seeking advice because he was concerned that his ex was going to take…

Advance care planning - avoiding invasive medical procedures
Advance Care Planning: Avoiding Invasive Resuscitation Procedures on very Elderly or Unwell People

WA Today’s recent article about traumatic CPR procedures being performed on very elderly nursing home residents highlights the need for…

Catherine Henry Doyles Guide 2017 Medical Negligence
Catherine Henry recognised in Doyles Guide 2017 listing of recommended plaintiff medical negligence lawyers

Catherine Henry Lawyers is delighted and proud that the founder and owner of the firm, Catherine Henry, has been recognised…

Money received after separation
What happens if I receive a large sum of money after separation?

In my view, if you go through a separation, it is best to have a property settlement as soon as…

Palliative care conversations
Are we having enough conversations about palliative care?

The burgeoning costs of our public health system is a subject of concern to many. Have you ever considered that…

Can you disinherit an estranged child
Can you disinherit an estranged child?

Are you entitled to disinherit a child who chooses to have no contact with you? It is an emotive issue,…

Wills for Minors
Wills for minors: Can an under 18 year old make a will?

In most cases, children under 18 years of age wouldn’t even think of making a Will – they often have…

Gillian Triggs on Elder Abuse
Gillian Triggs: Older People Subject to ‘Abuse, Violence and Manipulation’

Australian Human Rights Commission head, Gillian Triggs, says elder abuse victims are more likely to seek help from a doctor…

Relocating with children post-separation

There are a whole host of reasons why a parent may want to relocate with children following a family breakdown:…

Family Law & Your Self Managed Superannuation Fund

Self managed super funds are a hot topic right now as Australia’s ageing population continues to grow.  We see more…

Super in Family Law Settlements
Superannuation & Family Law Settlements: FAQ’s

Why is superannuation included in property settlements? Superannuation is regarded as property under the Family Law Act 1975 and can…

A shift for shift workers
A shift for shift workers: parenting arrangements post separation

Parenting arrangements for shift workers. Not your average 9-5? Making arrangements for children to spend time with each parent after…

Challenging validity of Financial Agreements
Challenging the validity of Financial Agreements in Court

Financial Agreements are contracts that let couples arrange how their property will be divided after, or if, their relationship breaks…

Obese patients
Should GPs be referring obese patients for bariatric surgery more readily?

If a GP has obese patients, and their obesity may increase the likelihood that their other conditions will get worse,…

NDIS Handbook
Senior lawyer writes NDIS handbook

The National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) will fundamentally change the way we, as a society, care for our sick and…

Elder abuse is worsening
Aged Care is failing because of ineffective complaints system

News and current affairs programmes are increasingly filled with horrific stories involving abuse and unnecessary deaths of elderly people in…

Stillbirth or neonatal medical negligence cases
Assisting clients who suffer the anguish of stillbirth or neonatal death

The birth of a child is meant to be a joyous occasion but around 800 mothers a year in NSW…

gynaecological injury during childbirth
Are claims for gynaecological injury during childbirth on the rise?

Many women who sustain a gynaecological injury in childbirth feel disappointed and sceptical of the care that they were provided…

Forced sterilisation: can a woman change her mind in labour?

It is well established that giving treatment without consent, absent emergency or necessity, is actionable in tort. The options are…

Unnecessary Dental Treatment
Legal Remedies for Unnecessary Dental Treatment

As Medical Negligence and Health lawyers, we frequently encounter errors in dental treatment, resulting in extreme pain, poor outcomes, and…

Forced sterilisation
Hysterectomy and the disabled – coerced sterilisation

The Australian Government is currently holding a Senate Inquiry into the involuntary or coerced sterilisation of people with disabilities. It…

Why are we waiting at Emergency EDs
Why are we waiting – the crisis in hospital Emergency Departments (ED)

Why are we waiting? Most of us have at some stage had to attend the Emergency Department (ED) at our local…

Garling inquiry
Special Bulletin Report of the Garling Inquiry

The Garling Report After ten months of hearings conducted around the state, Commissioner Peter Garling SC delivered his report containing…

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