Kate Knighton

Land Acquisition on Just Terms

With the State Government seeking to acquire Land either by negotiation or resumption in our area, it is worth considering the law relating to this.  The NSW Land Acquisition (Just Terms Compensation) Act, 1991 was introduced by then State Liberal/National Government to prevent Land resumptions without compensation by the State Government.  Section 55 of that …

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Sentencing Options

For the majority of people, their first exposure to the Criminal justice system occurs when they are charged with offences that are dealt with at the Local Court. This is because most offences committed each year are summary in nature, and as such are not serious enough to warrant appearances before the District Courts or …

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Marriage Celebrants

With Marriage being in the news currently, then the question may arise, “How do I become a marriage celebrant?” Well it is not that simple. You need to become qualified and become an Authorised Celebrant under the Part IV of the Marriage Act, 1961. Ministers of Religion are registered as Marriage Celebrants after being nominated …

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