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05Mar

Victorian Drivers Taking Traffic Fines to Court

A report shows thousands of Victorian drivers are choosing to take traffic fines and parking tickets to court with the figure increasing by 12,000 from the previous financial year.    The report shows that 72,900 people opted to appear before a magistrate instead of handing over the cash to pay the fines in the last financial

05Mar

Legal Win for Mental Health

A Melbourne woman who took on an insurance giant has won her case over mental illness travel exclusions.    Ella Ingram who suffered from depression from the age of 17 was refused reimbursement for a 2012 school trip to New York when she became too mentally ill to travel.    The insurance giant’s cover did

05Mar

What You Should Know Before Buying Property with a Friend

According to statistics 8 out of 10 new mortgages are being taken out jointly by family and friends, but how wise is this decision and what are the legal ramifications if something goes wrong?   An article on afr.com recently discussed this growing trend and whether or not it is a good idea.    A