201905.21
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New Drink Driving Laws – Know Your Rights

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You would have seen the news that on 20 May 2019 the law in New South Wales changed which gave the Police powers to immediately suspend the licence of anyone charged with low-range drink driving for 3 months with an on the spot penalty notice and a fine for $561. Previously you would get a…

201703.12
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“Drivers” of Scooters and Trikes Charged With Drink Driving

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Vizzone Ruggero & Twigg Lawyers have had multiple cases involving scooters and other motorised vehicles being deemed as vehicles and resulting in drink driving charges. Two such examples include a case where a person was driving a motorised kids scooter. Another was where a person attached a small motor to a kids tricycle. In both…

201603.11
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VRT Lawyers Supporting Swim4Kids

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Recently Partner John Vizzone was honoured to take a position as an advisory member to Little Heroes Swim Academy. Little Heroes is a not-for-profit charity that provides swimming lesson for all children, including those with Special Needs. To help raise much needed funds, John and the firm are supporting Swim4Kids, an annual charity swim to…

201504.22
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Going to Court: Maximising Your Chances, Minimising The Risks

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By John Vizzone Most people visit a lawyer with the goal of winning a legal battle. Of course we all want to win. The legal justice system is no different. But what if you don’t win? Many people do not realise the complex and often significant ramifications of losing a protracted legal battle. There are…

201501.21
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Myths and Realities of Apprehended Violence Orders

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By John Vizzone Myths and Realities About AVO’s In recent days there has been much media coverage and discussion about Apprehended Violence Orders (AVO’s) and Apprehended Domestic Violence Orders (ADVO’s). The Daily Telegraph have published a number of articles outlining the spate of AVO’s in recent times and the amount of breaches. In reply, the…

201411.11
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‘Tis the Season to be Merry…and Careful

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By John Vizzone For most businesses christmas time represents the end of another year and the chance for employers to celebrate the year with their hard-working employees with a christmas party. Whether it is a long boozy lunch or an evening cocktail party, the work christmas party is entrenched in the Australian psyche. And while…

201407.22
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Q & A Series: Do You Have to Send A Letter of Demand?

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We here at VRT Lawyers are often asked whether a letter of demand is necessary when engaging in debt recovery. We thought we would ask Partner John Vizzone. There is no legal requirement to send a letter of demand when you claim you are owed money. However, often a letter of demand is a cost…

201310.30
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Breaking News: Hotel Sex Romp not in Course of Employment

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Breaking News: Hotel Sex Romp not in Course of Employment In a much anticipated decision, the High Court of Australia found today that a lady who was injured during sex in a hotel on a work funded trip was not entitled to compensation. The lady claimed workers compensation entitlements under the Comcare scheme after she was injured…

201308.13
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Making A Security of Payment Claim

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Making a Security of Payment Claim By John Vizzone All builders and tradespeople have all experienced the frustration of not being paid at some stage of their life. In fact we all have, even lawyers! There is nothing more annoying than when you are not paid and such times can cause financial hardship for your…

201305.13
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Singleton v Waterhouse Inquiry: An Example of Obligations For Horse Owners

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Vizzone Ruggero & Associates Horse Racing Lawyer, John Vizzone has been keeping a close eye on proceedings. RELATED STORIES: Waterhouse Faces Horse Crash Bill Bolting Horse Led To Anxiety, Court Told The Sydney social and horse racing scene has been set alight in the past month following the raceday blow up between advertising guru John…