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Nora Ayrton, Legal Secretary supporting the personal injury division at D'Angelo Legal tells us some of the sorts of injuries clients have sustained and claimed for.One client was involved in a serious motor vehicle accident where their car with two passengers flipped over. Thankfully no one was killed. The most serious injuries of the drivers and passengers included fractures and brain injuries.…

October 14, 2013

Meet Paul D'Angelo

Meet Paul D'Angelo, Legal Practitioner Director of D'Angelo Legal. We asked Paul (P) a few questions about his career. Q: D'Angelo seems like a common legal name in Western Australia. Where does the name come from?P: It's an Italian name, my father was born in Italy, in Abruzzo. He was a solicitor with another law firm who advertise quite frequently, but for the past few years now he has worked f…

October 1, 2013

The working law student

Sandra Raub is our part-time legal clerk and supports our property division.  She is in her third year studying law and French at the University of Western Australia.   We asked Sandra (S) some questions about what life was like as a working law student.   Q: How long have you worked at D'Angelo Legal?S: About two years   Q: What is it about law that you like? S: The law is about solving proble…

Buying a property is exciting and it can also be very stressful, after all, it is a huge financial commitment. There are things that you can do to minimise that stress.  As some in the industry say: ‘Don't sign it stupid!'.  We always recommend that you see a lawyer first, before you sign any property contract.   When you find that perfect property, it's completely understandable that you'll inve…

September 16, 2013

Injured at work?

If you are injured at work or if work was a contributing factor to your injury, then there are a few things you should do immediately: Report your injury to your employer and fill out a 2B form (employees report of injury) See a GP and attain a medical certificate Get some independent legal advice    Once a 2B form is complete and you have a medical certificate, your employer is obligated …

September 9, 2013

Public Notary

Did you know that of the 7,500 lawyers in Western Australia, only 0.6% have been admitted as a Public Notary? On 2 July 2013, the Supreme Court of Western Australia admitted D'Angelo Legal Practitioner Director, Paul D'Angelo, to join the select group of lawyers who are also Public Notaries.  Definition:  A public notary, notary public, or notary, is a public officer, usually a practising solicit…

February 19, 2010

Removing of the Robes

The Honourable Wayne Martin, Chief Justice of Western Australia announced in November 2009 that as of 1 January 2010, the Supreme Court and District Court Judges would stop wearing wigs in court. Further, lawyers appearing before them will also abandon their wigs. Martin also announced that the Supreme Court of Western Australia will wear black robes for all court sittings as opposed to traditiona…