Monthly Archives: May 2014

The Use of Investigators during Family Disputes

Separating from a spouse or partner can be a traumatic event and very emotional time. Legal Practitioners working in this area of law often work in a high pressure environment, having to take immediate steps relating to care of children, home occupancy and assets, whilst taking instructions from clients who are often in a fair bit of emotional pain.Quite often the pain is extended with the other side continuing to supply untruths relating to their situation. Combining legal skills with Read more [...]
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First Impressions – Social Media Presence

How many times per day are you making bad first impressions? Perspective clients are frequently 'Googling' your business and forming negative first impressions - before even speaking to a representative from your business! It is suggested that Judgments made after a 100-ms exposure correlated highly with judgments made in the absence of time constraints, suggesting that this exposure time was sufficient for participants to form an impression . If your online presence is tarnished by negative Read more [...]
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Recordings as Evidence Pursuant to the Family Law Act 1975

Recordings as Evidence Pursuant to the Family Law Act 1975 by Mr Peter Hooper of Hooper Family Lawyers In the “he said, she said” world of family law, making a recording of the other party (usually conducted surreptitiously) is in the author’s experience often regarded by litigants as best evidence to establish a particular version of events.   Sometimes this is true.   Before deciding to record however it is prudent to consider the legality of the recording, whether the recording Read more [...]
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