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The Brand New Family Court Experience… What’s Changed?

Of the many complaints levelled at the family law system in Australia over the last little while, there are a few dominant themes: it takes too long, people “game” the system, and processes involving children are manifestly inadequate. In an effort to dramatically overhaul the family law system and address many of these issues, earlier …

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Failing to Report Sexual Offences against Children is Now an Offence

As of 5 July 2021, it has become an offence in Queensland if you fail to report sexual offending against children. In this article, we’ll set out how the new law works, who it applies to, and what exceptions there are to the reporting requirements. The New Reporting Obligations in a Nutshell If you are …

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TWC Lawyers – Welcome Grant Furiosi to our Family Law Division

Grant joined TWC Lawyers in October 2020 and comes with great experience. Experience Grant is admitted as a Solicitor in the Supreme Court of Queensland and the High Court of Australia and practises exclusively in Family Law. With regular appearances before the Federal Circuit Court of Australia, Family Court of Australia and Magistrates Courts he …

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TWC Lawyers – Welcome Natalie Tuson to our Family Law Division

Experience Natalie has experience in all areas of Family Law including parenting disputes, property division, spousal maintenance and divorce. Natalie has specific knowledge in business related matters largely due to her commercial law and banking background. Natalie also has experience in all areas of Domestic and Family Violence matters. Natalie is able to assist clients …

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Common Assault QLD – Definition, Penalties, Best Response

In Queensland, the term “common assault” covers a range of potential acts and incidents that might occur. Under the umbrella of common assault are several different terms that you have probably heard used, and might have wondered how they fit into the Queensland criminal law system. In this article, we’ll discuss: What is common assault; …

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The One Punch Law – What is It, and How Does it Work?

The offence of “unlawful striking causing death” – more commonly known as the one punch law – was introduced in Queensland in 2014 to address a perceived gap in the current criminal law system when dealing with certain types of incident. This article discusses the essential elements of the one punch law, why the one …

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TWC Lawyers – Welcome Gabby King to our TWC Team

Gabby King Graduate Lawyer Gabrielle (Gabby)  King BA (Griffith University) Gabby graduated from Griffith University with a Bachelor of Criminology and Justice and a Bachelor of Law (Honours) and is due to be admitted as a solicitor to the Supreme Court of Australia in December 2021. Gabby is an experienced law clerk/legal secretary working in …

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TWC Lawyers – Welcome Michelle Landon to our TWC Team

Michelle Landon Legal Secretary BA (Southern Cross University) Michelle has previously completed a Bachelor of Psychological Science and Masters in Criminology at Bond University, whereby she had the opportunity to participate in work experience with the Logan office of Probation and Parole. Michelle is currently completing her Bachelor of Law degree at Southern Cross University …

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Trafficking in Dangerous Drugs (Cannabis), Possessing a Dangerous Drug (Cannabis), Possessing things (bags, grinder, foil, scales and mobile phone).

Charge Trafficking in Dangerous Drugs (Cannabis), Possessing a Dangerous Drug (Cannabis), Possessing things (bags, grinder, foil, scales and mobile phone).   Background Police executed a search warrant on our client’s house to find a large amount of cannabis and implements.   Process Our client had made full admissions to police before contacting our office and …

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What Sets TWC Lawyers Apart Among Gold Coast Law Firms?

Choosing a lawyer in Gold Coast requires more than selecting someone based on experience alone. If that was the only criteria, your search might be a short one. However, such a process is likely to lead you to one common result — serious bill shock. At TWC Lawyers, we’ve worked hard to differentiate our services …

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High Range Drink Driving QLD – What you Need to Know

High range drink driving is one of the most serious drink driving offence in Queensland. If you do get caught driving with a high range blood alcohol level it’s going to come with significant potential penalties, serious fines and licence disqualification. Below we explain how high range drink driving is treated in Qld, what alcohol …

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