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In law, an appeal is the process in which cases are reviewed, where parties request a formal change to an official decision. Appeals function both as a process for error correction as well as a process of clarifying and interpreting law. Although appellate courts have existed for thousands of years, common law countries did not incorporate an affirmative right to appeal into their jurisprudence until the 19th century.

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    Filing Notice of Appeal in Family Court - need help proof-reading the grounds

    Hi, I need some help with writing legally sound grounds of appeal from final parenting orders made in the Family Court. No "weight" grounds - just errors at law, wrong principles, errors of fact and plainly unjust. I'm not a total "newbie" and have read tons of case law on BarNet Jade...
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    VIC Children's court proceedings with Child Protection

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    NSW Tax Crime - Criminal Appeal - Commonwealth Criminal Code Act

    In 2016, I was convicted of seven offences pursuant of s.134.2(1) of the CCA 1994 (Cth'). Crucial to the CDPP's case against me were amended tax (tax) assessments that were at the time subject to review in Part IVC proceedings before the AAT. I was subsequently imprisoned for 3.5 years. I have...
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    WA Child Support Assessment 2019 - 2020

    I received a letter late 2019 from Family Assistance to make a decision about my Family Tax Benefit. The other party is claiming I have only 4% care, back dated to 2012. (I have 21% as per family court orders). I responded Sept 2019 - - - My concern of the back date to 2012. That we had...
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    WA Questions on an Easement Dispute - Help?

    I have questions about an Easement Dispute which I brought before SAT, DC, SCWA, COA and finally the HCA. The issue is: There is no exclusivity principle as decided by the judges because the lawyer preparing the conveyance should have documented it in the title deeds or by a separate covenant...
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    VIC IVO County Court Appeal Problem

    Hi, I will try to keep this as short and simple as I possibly can. After waiting several months to have our 2 day contested hearing set by one magistrate in March for the start of October we find out from our VLA lawyer the night before that we don't have a magistrate allocated, but to show up...
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    NSW Cost of tribunal appeal and associated charges

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    NSW Ex lied in AVO case but now wants to tell truth

    Long story short, my ex lied to save face with her then boyfriend because her and I were seeing each other behind his back. I went to court armed with evidence to refute everything she claimed in her police report however wasn’t prepared for all the additional questions the police prosecutor...
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    QLD Family Court Orders - Communication with Child Restricted?

    I have a court order in place that states "failing agreement the child shall speak to the mother on Monday Tuesday Wednesday and Friday at 7 am". The child is my 10-year-old daughter who lives with me in QLD. When she visits with her father in NSW for school holidays she can call me. She is...