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Criminal Charges in Bali

A westerner faced with criminal charges in Bali can feel a long way from home. The law may not be what it is at home, the language may be different, the conditions and process different. Legal ethics may be different and your basic rights may be different…
A westerner faced with criminal charges in Bali can feel a long way from home. The law may not be what it is at home, the language may be different, the conditions and process… http://diaspora.legal/index.php/blog/2017/12/criminal-charges-bali/

Migration Agent Compliance

The compliance regime surrounding registered migration agents and the provision of immigration legal advice and immigration assistance in Australia is much misunderstood in practice. There are a number of important technicalities and exceptions in the way…
S286 of the Migration Act (Cth) provides that only individuals may be registered as migration agents, and no person may either provide immigration assistance or receive a fee for… http://diaspora.legal/index.php/blog/2015/02/migration-agent-compliance/

Binding, or Bound to Fail?

Equitable Remedies and Rectification of Financial Agreements The Hon Justice P.L.G. Brereton, AM, RFD* Address to the 15 th National Family Law Conference Hobart 14 – 17 October 2012
In this paper I will first review the role of equity in the context of financial agreements under the (CTH) Family Law Act 1975, then examine some of the more important equitable… http://diaspora.legal/index.php/blog/2014/08/binding-or-bound-fail/

Professional Pause

Immediacy versus consideration Inflammation versus resolution Empowerment versus learned helplessness
A psychologist one told me it was his deliberate strategy to book appointments a while in advance, even if he was available. The professional rationale was that in the interim,… http://diaspora.legal/index.php/blog/2014/08/professional-pause/

Dillemmas of Advice

Taking advice has several kinds of potential disadvantage for a client including loss of control, loss of status, loss of confidentiality and loss of time. Greg Finlayson addresses each of these threats in his methods of practising law.
Loss of Control A major cost for clients entering an advising relationship is the potential loss of control over their affairs, their businesses or their lives. Once on the… http://diaspora.legal/index.php/blog/2014/07/dillemmas-advice/