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Self-Managed Super Funds – Who Runs it if you Lose Capacity? The information in this fact sheet is intended for informational purposes only and should not be taken as legal advice. D'Angelo Legal does not offer financial advice. The popularity of self-managed super funds (SMSFs) has been increasing of late. The ability to completely control one's assets appeals to many. However, this control rai…

The information in this fact sheet is intended for informational purposes only and should not be taken as legal advice. A Will is a Legal document that represents a person's wishes on the distribution of their estate once they pass away. Standard Wills cover your tangible assets and property – but what about your online property? Social Media Accounts What will occur to your social media accoun…

If you are involved in a contract dispute, you should seek legal advice. The information in this fact sheet is intended for informational purposes only and should not be taken as legal advice. Exclusion clauses are terms in a contract that prevent a party being held liable for certain occurrences. For example, when you purchase a parking ticket for a car park it is likely there will be terms and …

The information in this fact sheet is intended for informational purposes only and should not be taken as legal advice. In some cases brought against government bodies, the statutory defence of ‘good faith’ is relied upon. But what does it mean to act in good faith?  The term ‘good faith’ is abstract and has not been completely established within Australian law. The application of good faith var…

May 9, 2014

Meet Jackson Brown

Meet Jackson Brown, Law Clerk at D’Angelo Legal When did you start working at D’Angelo Legal and what is your position within the firm? I started working at D’Angelo Legal in March of 2014 as a Law Clerk, after four weeks of work experience at the firm. What degrees are you currently studying and where? I am currently studying a double degree in Law and Economics at Murdoch University. I finis…

Michael Watters at D’Angelo Legal tells us about uncommon Workers’ Compensation cases where the employer has not had Workers’ Compensation Insurance. It is illegal not to have Workers’ Compensation Insurance if staff are employed. If caught, the employer will face a $5,000 fine per worker, (this is compounded daily), plus all the costs of the statutory benefits that the injured worker is entitled…

D’Angelo Legal, Personal Injury Law Clerk, Michael Watters explains the definition of where work starts in relation to Workers Compensation. You leave home, drive to work, have a car accident on the way and are injured. Is that covered by motor vehicle insurance or workers compensation? You work from home as agreed with your employer, leave home to drive to a meeting and are involved in a car ac…

We spoke with Solicitor, Evan Vivian, at D’Angelo Legal about compensation for victims of crime. If someone has suffered an injury as a result of an offence, then they may be entitled to compensation through the Criminal Injuries Compensation Act 2003 (the Act). A person may claim compensation if they: are a victim of an offence; and suffer an injury as a consequence of the commission of that…

Michael Watters at D’Angelo Legal explains the options available for a Workers’ Compensation claim that is in dispute.  If a Workers’ Compensation claim is disputed, then Work Cover WA steps in to become the umpire providing Conciliation and Arbitration Services. Work Cover WA is a Western Australian Government Agency that oversees all workers compensation matters. We’ve found that most workers'…

February 24, 2014

Tips to make people pay up

Nora Ayrton handles the debt recovery at D’Angelo Legal and shares her tips when asking debtors to Pay their account. Debt collection is one of those tasks that can be quite unpleasant. There are a few steps to go through that almost always results in a debtor paying monies owed.  If the bill has not been paid by the due date, the first step is to make a polite phone call. “Often, bills are ove…