Emojis in Contract Law: Proceed with Caution!

In a recent groundbreaking ruling, a Canadian Superior Court has introduced a modern twist to contract law by confirming that a simple thumbs-up emoji (👍) can indeed constitute a valid acceptance of contractual terms. Read more about it here.

Can You Evict a Housemate?

Living with housemates can be a rewarding experience, but what happens when tensions rise and conflicts become unmanageable? Read more about it here.



A divorce legally constitutes the end of a marriage, and generally requires certain things.

Zhang v Canterbury City Council (2001) 51 NSWLR 589

This is a decision of the New South Wales Court of Appeal, commonly used in intermediate appellate courts across Australia and in particular in the Land and Environment Court and in relation to the role of Development Control Plans (“DCP”) in development applications.

Abalos v Australian Postal Commission (1990) 171 CLR 176

Ms Abalos was a post worker who was diagnosed with the “tennis elbow” condition. She brought a claim of negligence seeking damages against her employer in the Supreme Court of New South Wales. Expert witness, professor Fergusen testified to “unsatisfactory work stations”. Trial Judge found in favour of Ms Abalos.

Understanding Apprehended Domestic Violence Orders

In certain circumstances you may feel as if someone is threatening your safety, or you may have already been exposed to violence, threats or harassment from an individual with whom you are in a domestic relationship with. In this situation an Apprehended Violence Order (AVO), specifically an Apprehended Domestic Violence Order (ADVO), is a recourse of action that can be taken to set certain conditions on the offending party or defendant, for your safety.

Why Pleadings are Important

Let’s imagine we are at NCAT for a home building dispute for a homeowner who has paid most of the contract price but has received very little home building works from the builder.