Changes to cost disclosure protocols and complaint time frames are among the Uniform Law provisions that will most affect lawyers, according to the NSW Legal Services Commissioner. The Legal Profession Uniform Law Application Legislation Amendment Bill 2015, introduced into federal parliament in May, will unite almost three-quarters of the Australian legal profession under one regulatory…Read more
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FAMILY LAW Changes to family violence definition The definition of ‘family violence’ has been broadened to include economic and other forms of non-physical abuse. Recent changes to family law aim to more accurately reflect the experience of family violence, taking better account of the complexity of the issues involved and the varying patterns of behaviour…Read more
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