Author: Dannielle Ford

Posted by Dannielle Ford Personal Injury


In Powell v JFIT Holdings Pty Ltd t/as New Dimensions Health and Fitness Centre [2020] NSWDC 264, the Court heard that Ms Powell suffered serious injuries while lifting the weights from the floor so that she could workout. The facts state that there were no staff rostered on to supervise the area and ensure that […]

Posted by Dannielle Ford Conveyancing

Qualified Title and Limited Title – What do they mean?

Upon purchasing a property in Australia, the “Title” to the land is acquired. A Certificate of Title will be issued to record the transfer of ownership and may refer to qualified or limited title on the document. These notations are given to titles which have been converted to Torrens Title from the Old System Title. […]

Posted by Dannielle Ford Family Law

To Gift, or not to Gift? That is the question

The Australian property market has become increasingly difficult to enter, and it is not uncommon for parents (or family members) to provide financial support to their adult children to facilitate the purchase of a new home. These financial advances may occur when the child is in a de-facto or marital relationship, intended to benefit both […]

Posted by Dannielle Ford Business Law

Legal Update: Changes to the Corporations Act 2001 assist businesses during COVID-19

On Wednesday 6 May 2020, the Corporations (Coronavirus Economic Response) Determination (No. 1) 2020 (Cth) (the Determination) came into effect, modifying the operation of the Corporations Act 2001 (Cth) (the Act) in response to COVID-19. The Determination will be repealed in 6 months but in the meantime, it will allow company officers to validly execute […]

Posted by Dannielle Ford General

Dividing fences: Who is responsible?

A dividing fence is a fence borders neighbouring properties along the common boundary, though it can sometimes lie on one property more than the other. In the ordinary course, each property owner will jointly own the dividing fence and be responsible for any modifications, repairs or alterations. There are some exceptions to this rule however. […]

Posted by Dannielle Ford Family Law

Recording partners in family law disputes

In most cases, it is an offence to secretly record a conversation with another person without their permission. However, as the development of technology nearly guarantees an audio or video recording device will be on most individuals at any given time (i.e. smartphones), there are frequent cases where a party has secretly documented interactions with […]

Posted by Dannielle Ford Family Law

Why is Home Warranty Insurance so important?

Home Warranty Insurance (HWI) is a statutory scheme to indemnify homeowners for loss or damage caused while undertaking residential building works in NSW. The Home Building Act 1989 provides statutory warranties against breaches contained in Part 2C of the Act and will hold builders and developers liable to front the costs for rectifying defective works. […]

Posted by Dannielle Ford Business Law General

Know your rights: Unfair dismissal

If an employee has been unfairly dismissed from their regular employment, they may be eligible to make a claim with the Fair Work Commission (FWC) or Industrial Relations Commission (IRC) for unfair dismissal. An unfair dismissal claim may assist the employee to receive compensation or reinstatement of their employment. The relevant commission will consider whether […]

Posted by Dannielle Ford Family Law

Does infidelity affect property settlements at the end of a relationship?

It can sometimes be a testing time for couples who are experiencing separation or divorce. Unfortunately, when the relationship ends due to infidelity it can be additionally complicated and emotionally driven. Clients may be concerned that they will be disadvantaged in the property settlement if they have been unfaithful, or conversely clients may be seeking […]

Posted by Dannielle Ford Business Law General

Key steps to take when recovering debt

If an individual or business owes you money and they are refusing to pay, there are several options available for you to try and recover the debt. This is a common occurrence and may be an unfortunate consequence if you have lent money to a family member or friend, sold goods on credit, or are […]


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