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  • Why men and women are turning up to Family Court COMPLETELY shaven

    Why men and women are turning up to Family Court COMPLETELY shaven

    Few people know about it but it’s not uncommon for the Family Court to put in place an order which forces parents to undergo hair follicle testing for drugs. And, according to our sources, it is not uncommon who people who are subject to orders that they submit to hair follicle to shave off every […]

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  • Is it legal to record a conversation?

    Is it legal to record a conversation?

    It’s not unusual for people in the thick of a dispute, either at home or at work, to start recording conversations and for journalists recording what people say is part of their day-to-day work. And while many, if not most, people would object to private conversations being recorded without their knowledge, the legalities of when […]

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  • Facebook users ridicule North Queensland Police drug bust, but there’s a detail they may be missing

    Facebook users ridicule North Queensland Police drug bust, but there’s a detail they may be missing

    FACEBOOK users on a North Queensland based page have ridiculed a drug bust by Mackay Police, after a photo of about $50 worth cannabis was put up on their blog. As one user of the Mackay based crime page sarcastically posted: “Good job. You got a stick off the streets…Street value $30k saved over 100 […]

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  • All the happenings here at Strategic Lawyers

    All the happenings here at Strategic Lawyers

    It’s hard to believe we are already well into the second half of 2018 and for the Strategic Family this year is shaping up to be our best yet! Certainly, the biggest recent personal announcement was the marriage of our much-loved legal-secretary Casey Blanco (nee Wilson). Casey was married in a beautiful ceremony at the […]

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  • When Australian courts recognise polygamous marriages

    When Australian courts recognise polygamous marriages

    While the political controversy around gay marriage means the vast majority of Australians are aware of the law for same-sex couples, very few people know what happens when the courts consider cases of polygamy. Polygamy means a marriage where there is more than two people – either a man with multiple wives, or a woman with […]

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  • When the courts will intervene to rewrite a will

    When the courts will intervene to rewrite a will

    Where there’s a will it won’t always decide the way. The reality of wills is, in many instances, the courts will intervene to reallocate the assets of a person who has passed-away. While this has drawn criticism in some quarters – with media commentators taking issue with the court’s powers to overrule a person’s wishes […]

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  • Frightening way the state can lock you up with no trial

    Frightening way the state can lock you up with no trial

    MOST Australians probably like to think they have a right to a fair trial, however, as a famous case from the High Court in 1996 showed this is not the law. In the case in question the New South Wales State Parliament passed an Act which meant a man approaching the end of his jail […]

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  • Don’t find out too late you and your partner are de facto

    Don’t find out too late you and your partner are de facto

    Most people, even many lawyers, think that for someone to claim a share of your assets you need to be either married, or live together for two years. But imagine splitting up with your ex-girlfriend, or boyfriend, before the two-year period ends, only to have them come back and claim a share of what you own. […]

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  • How a small, $2000 debt could legally end your company in just 21 days

    How a small, $2000 debt could legally end your company in just 21 days

    Anyone who’s in business knows you need to pay your debts, however, few people know how serious things can get if you don’t pay on time. Under Australia’s Corporations Act a company that is owed more than $2,000 can serve something called a statutory demand on another business that owes it money. The statutory demand […]

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  • Take the financial stress out of your relationship breakdown and see the costs up-front

    Take the financial stress out of your relationship breakdown and see the costs up-front

    Here at Strategic Lawyers we always put the client first, that’s why we are the only firm in Queensland that’s completely up-front with our prices. When we opened seven years ago we were the first firm in North Queensland to bring in something called fixed pricing. Fixed-pricing means before we start working on your matter […]

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  • North-Queensland man beats DUI charge with surprising defence

    North-Queensland man beats DUI charge with surprising defence

    A CAIRNS man’s drink-driving charge was overturned when a Judge found he consumed liquor after leaving the scene of a crash. In the unusual case, which appeared in the Queensland District Court, just less than 10 years ago, it was established the man drove off after running into a Japanese tourist on a bike. The […]

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  • Are speed cameras really accurate? When police lose in court

    Are speed cameras really accurate? When police lose in court

    Speeding fines are one of those things that are, on face value, very hard to argue with – a police officer uses either a radar or a camera to check how fast you were going and if you’re over the limit – you’re toast. But one Brisbane man who appealed his fine through the courts […]

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  • Five things you should know before posting on social media

    Five things you should know before posting on social media

    Number One – You can get sued for what you say, even if you say it online Comments you post online can lead to you being sued for defamation, this includes comments on Facebook. Some solicitors have previously said it often seems as though people making defamatory remarks on social media are oblivious to the […]

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  • Man’s surprising defence to drink-driving charge

    Man’s surprising defence to drink-driving charge

    Most drink-driving cases are essentially open and shut – police breathlyse a person, get a reading above the legal limit and take their licence. But an exceptional case from Townsville where a Judge accepted that a man had drunk two cans of rum and coke between the time when he crashed his car and when […]

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  • The 11 things you should know before getting a divorce

    The 11 things you should know before getting a divorce

    DIVORCE is a traumatic time for anyone but getting help and taking clear action will save you time, money and let you get on with your life more quickly. The first thing you need to sort out are your finances and if there are children involved you need to get a parenting agreement. A key […]

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  • Climbers die on Mt Everest

    Climbers die on Mt Everest

    As the climbing season gets into the full swing on Mt Everest, people from all over the world flock to take on the world’s highest peak. From April to May Nepal becomes inundated with enthusiastic climbers wanting to take on eight of the world’s highest mountains. Every year the region claims casualties due to the […]

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  • Missing Athletes Turn Up In Sydney

    Missing Athletes Turn Up In Sydney

    As reported in major news outlets recently, a number of African athletes went missing from their accommodation during last month’s Commonwealth Games. It has now been announced that eleven of these competitors have sought legal advice from a refugee advocacy group in Sydney. The athletes reportedly wish to stay in Australia permanently and several have […]

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  • Consent Orders

    Consent Orders

    One area we regularly deal with in Family Law is in regard to ‘consent orders’. Consent orders are a binding written agreement that cover things such as; • Parenting Arrangements • Financial Arrangements • Property • Maintenance • Etc. Consent orders are an agreement that is approved by the Family Law court and once granted, […]

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  • Public Nuisance

    Public Nuisance

    Since November 2010, police officers have had the power to issue infringement notices for public nuisance, public urination, obstruction of a police officer (in relation to the public nuisance or public urination offence), and contravening requirements of a police officer (in relation to stating correct name and address regard the above). The public nuisance offence […]

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  • You can now have an appointment out of hours.

    You can now have an appointment out of hours.

    Strategic Lawyers have now extended their opening hours by appointment only, from 5pm-6pm. In some urgent instances we can open on the weekend. We understand that a lot of people cannot escape work and come into the office for an appointment in business hours, so we have provided a more flexible way for you to attend. […]

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