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Right Of Burial: Who Has The Right To Dispose Of A Dead Body

Right of burial: who has the right to decide?

While right of burial seems like a pretty morbid subject, it is a hugely important issue for the loved ones of a deceased person and to the dignity of the deceased. I think that the following from a very old …

Wrongful Birth Claims - Fragile X

Wrongful birth claims – Fragile X

‘Wrongful Birth Claims’ is an unfortunate catch phrase attached to legal claims by parents for damages where children are born with genetic conditions such as Fragile X syndrome, in circumstances where the parents had specifically obtained testing to exclude genetic …

Staff stories: Conrad Curry

I left school when I was 16. Being from a single parent family I was expected to work as soon as I could, so I did a trade at BHP as a fitter and turner. At the end of that …

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Making a Will? GET IT SORTED!!

A recent survey by a prominent Australian Law firm revealed that whilst almost all Australians acknowledge the importance of making a Will (97%), only a little more than half actually have one (52%).

Most younger respondents felt that a Will …

Screening Rare Genetic Disorders

Screening for rare genetic disorders

It seems to me a wonderful imperative in a modern socially responsible economy such as Australia to give all would-be parents the opportunity of screening for the numerous rare genetic disorders when planning their families.

My fear however is that …

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Recorded conversations – can they be used in evidence?

One of the most common questions I’m asked about, particularly in criminal matters and medical negligence cases where clients have recorded conversations with physicians, is whether recordings taken during private conversations without the consent of the other party can be …

Genetic Testing Gone Wrong

Genetic testing – how can it go wrong?

Australia claims to be a world leader in genetic testing and in the diagnosis of genetic abnormalities in the pre-implantation phase of IVF and the early pre-natal stage. With such touted expertise, we are entitled to expect accuracy in diagnosis, …