What is Civil Law in Australia?

What is Civil Law? – A Comprehensive Guide to the Australian Legal System The legal system in Australia is divided into two broad categories – civil law and criminal law. Although these two legal systems may appear different at first glance, they both deal with resolving disputes among individuals in society. Here, we will take...

What is an AVO?

Apprehended Domestic Violence Order / Apprehended Personal Violence Order What is an AVO? An AVO, or Apprehended Violence Order, is a court order made to protect a victim from threatened or actual violence, or where there is a fear that violence may be committed. A victim can ask police to apply for an AVO. What is an...

What is a Solicitor?

What is a Solicitor can be answered simply - a Solicitor is a type of lawyer who provides legal advice and represents clients in legal matters. Solicitors can work in a variety of legal fields, including criminal law, family law, property law, and more.

How Much Do Lawyers Earn in Australia?

Wondering How Much Do Lawyers Earn ? ‍ Lawyers are one of the most in-demand professions in Australia. They are highly skilled and have a lot of responsibility. So, it’s no surprise that they are also one of the highest-paid professions in the country. But how much do lawyers actually earn? That depends on a...

Why Do We Have Law?

Law and its Purpose Why do we have law, and what exactly is law? Law is a system of rules and regulations that are enforced by the government. The purpose of law is to protect the rights and safety of citizens, to promote social order, and to provide for the common good. There are three...

How to Fill a Statutory Declaration Form

A Statutory Declaration is a legal document that allows you to declare something to be true. In New South Wales, there are a number of situations where you may need to know how to fill a Statutory Declaration form. For example, if you need to establish a change of name (eg following marriage, divorce, commencement...

What Does a Barrister Do

What is a Barrister and What Does a Barrister Do? Barristers play an important role in the legal system, but what does a barrister do? They provide specialist legal advice and represent clients in court. Barristers can act as both advocates and advisors. This means that they can not only represent clients in court, but...

Domestic Violence

What is Domestic Violence? Domestic violence is defined as any form of physical, emotional or sexual abuse inflicted by one family member or partner on another. It can occur in relationships of all types, including those between married couples, cohabiting partners, siblings, parents and children, and homosexual couples. Domestic violence can take many different forms,...

What is the Difference Between Solicitor and Lawyer?

What is the Difference Between Solicitor and Lawyer in Australia? ‍ What is the difference between solicitor and lawyer? In a word – none. In Australia, lawyers and solicitors are the same thing. Lawyers in Australia are admitted to practise as a “barrister and solicitor” and are referred to as “Australian legal practitioners”. Other descriptors...

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