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SLM Law warns clients: be wary of solar panel stress

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The nature of our job as lawyers means we often have to deal with problems after they have already arisen, rather than being able to avoid problems.

In some instances, we see the same issue recur and we feel frustrated that our clients go through the same difficulties and cannot learn from each other’s experiences.

This is why we think it is important to notify South West residents, business owners and farmers of the potential pitfalls of entering into an agreement to ...

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Vacancy | Law Clerk/Administration Camperdown

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SLM Law is one of the leading law firms in the area, with a diverse and growing client base. We are currently seeking applications for the following position:

Law Clerk / Office Administration (Full-Time)

  • Camperdown location
  • Office Administration
  • Corporate environment

This position is based at our Camperdown Branch performing general office administration duties including reception, mail, banking and diary management. You will have a hands-on role in preparing legal documents, typing correspondence and liaising with clients.

To be successful for these positions you must:

  • Be self-confident and ...
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Why Limit Us? group launched

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Sometimes as lawyers we see silly laws that don’t reflect public expectations.
Certainly the State Government’s decision to retain a 100 kilometres per hour speed between Colac and Werribee is one of those occasions.
That’s why SLM Law director Rebecca Alexander has taken steps to raise awareness for the need to increase the speed limit to 110 kilometres per hour between Colac and Werribee.
You can find more details and like the page at Why Limit Us? and call into ...
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Amazing determination: from workplace injury victim to world ranked triathlete

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The grit and determination shown by my client Clint Pickin is one example of the extraordinary resilience people can show after suffering injury.

Clint was injured in March 2014 on a dairy farm which led to his right leg being amputated below the knee. Clint was 25 years of age at the time. Keen to get ahead in life, the dairy position was one he did on top of his full-time position in the timber industry. The loss of his leg ...

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SLM Law welcomes Tracie Lawrence

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The directors of SLM Law are pleased to welcome legal executive and conveyancer Tracie Lawrence to the team.

Tracie has been a Colac local all her life and is active in the local community. Tracie brings almost 20 years of conveyancing experience to SLM Law.

“I am excited by the opportunity to continue my career with SLM Law,” Tracie said.

Tracie enjoys working with the broad client base that conveyancing provides, from first home buyers to retirees and everyone in between.

“I appreciate that ...

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Is my heart attack or stroke work related?

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Whether or not you can obtain workers compensation for a heart attack or stroke depends on whether work is a significant contributing factor to the injury. This is the test regardless of whether you suffer the heart attack or stroke at work or in your leisure time.

In determining whether a worker’s employment was a significant contributing factor to an injury, the following must be taken into account —

  1. the duration of the worker’s current employment
  2. the nature of the work performed
  3. the particular tasks ...
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Vacancies | Receptionist & Law Clerk/Conveyancing

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SLM Law is one of the leading law firms in the area, with a diverse and growing client base. We are currently seeking applications for the following positions:

Receptionist

As front of house, you will be responsible for the management of the reception area including switchboard operation, greeting clients for appointments, counter enquires, diary management, marketing activities and general administration work.

Law Clerk/Conveyancing

As part of our Conveyancing Team you will have a hands-on role in preparing legal documents and correspondence, liaising with clients ...

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Vacancy | Probate Clerk / Estate Administration (Full-Time)

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SLM Law is one of the leading law firms in the area, with a diverse and growing client base. We are currently seeking applications for the following position:

Probate Clerk / Estate Administration (Full-Time)

As a probate clerk, you will have a hands-on role in preparing legal documents, typing correspondence and liaising with clients and other external agencies and general administration work.

To be successful for this position you must:

  • Be self-confident and assertive
  • Have excellent communication and time management skills
  • Have experience ...
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Young Farmers Stamp Duty Exemption

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Young farmers in the Western District may now be a step closer to being able to afford their first block of farm land, with a full stamp duty exemption now available on purchases by farmers aged 35 or under of land worth up to $600,000.

There is also a concession of stamp duty available for young farmers for their first block of farm land valued between $600,000 and $750,000.

The new changes have taken effect from 1 July 2018 and could provide ...

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Blazeaid volunteers work through the winter and work up an appetite

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WHILE the paddocks around our region are far greener than only a few months ago, the job to repair the damage inflicted by the St Patrick’s Day bushfires lingers.

Blazeaid volunteers have been kicking goals for more than three months with the job set to take up the rest of the calendar year.

That hard work fuels many an appetite, so the staff at SLM Law ensured they would do their bit to thank the Blazeaid volunteers for their tireless efforts.

Ann ...

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