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Law is commonly understood as a system of rules that are created and enforced through social or governmental institutions to regulate conduct, although its precise definition is a matter of longstanding debate. It has been variously described as a science and the art of justice. State-enforced laws can be made by a collective legislature or by a single legislator, resulting in statutes, by the executive through decrees and regulations, or established by judges through precedent, normally in common law jurisdictions. Private individuals can create legally binding contracts, including arbitration agreements that may elect to accept alternative arbitration to the normal court process. The formation of laws themselves may be influenced by a constitution, written or tacit, and the rights encoded therein. The law shapes politics, economics, history and society in various ways and serves as a mediator of relations between people.
Legal systems vary between countries, with their differences analysed in comparative law. In civil law jurisdictions, a legislature or other central body codifies and consolidates the law. In common law systems, judges make binding case law through precedent, although on occasion case law may be overturned by a higher court or the legislature. Historically, religious law influenced secular matters, and is still used in some religious communities. Sharia law based on Islamic principles is used as the primary legal system in several countries, including Iran and Saudi Arabia.Law's scope can be divided into two domains. Public law concerns government and society, including constitutional law, administrative law, and criminal law. Private law deals with legal disputes between individuals and/or organisations in areas such as contracts, property, torts/delicts and commercial law. This distinction is stronger in civil law countries, particularly those with a separate system of administrative courts; by contrast, the public-private law divide is less pronounced in common law jurisdictions.Law provides a source of scholarly inquiry into legal history, philosophy, economic analysis and sociology. Law also raises important and complex issues concerning equality, fairness, and justice.

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    NSW Daily Mail used my Facebook photo without consent. Is this legal?

    I have found an image that has been used by The Daily Mail to have been taken from my Facebook. My question is even though this is a Public Image I did not consent or give any authority or permission to anyone to use my photos and furthermore publish them in regards to a story. In addition to...
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    Legal Aid Queensland

    Hello, A Legal Aid Queensland employee sent me a letter in which this person make a defamatory claim about me and my mental state. This letter was seen by the Family Court of Australia and other officers of the court. The claim made by the Legal AId Queensland is false, not based on a reasonable...
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    QLD Date of effective ownership verse legal structures- can one apply for transfer of property from trust to personal name earlier than the current date

    I left Australia some 30 years ago and recently returned. During my period away I was recommended to use a trust to purchase a property and during the whole time living away continued to finance the property and pay all its bills. Some rentals were earned but much less than the payments. This...
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    NSW How to dispute legal costs in excess of $116,635?

    The Office of the Legal Services Commissioner states they can handle fee disputes between lawyers and client up to a total of $116,635. The legal costs I wish to dispute are more than double this limit. Which body do I approach to dispute legal costs of such a magnitude?
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    SA Private parking firms; how much legal standing do the REALLY have?

    Recently I attended a popular Adelaide nightspot on the city fringe where parking is routinely a problem. I found an open car park a few doors down at the rear of some office buildings. It was mid-evening on a Saturday and there were few cars there. There was a ticket machine there for pay and...
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    QLD Would sending group text message gets me into legal trouble

    Someone owes me more than 10k and this person vanished for more than 3 years and recently emerged. I happened to acquire this person's current mobile number but without last 3 digits. I was planning to send out text messages from 001 - 999 asking for the payback. This message would be...
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    NSW Legal rights re puppy health expenses

    Hi, I recently purchased a puppy from a NSW registered breeder at the end of May 2020. The pup is now around 5 months old. I’ve recently learnt of a jaw overbite issue that is likely to result in surgical cost to remedy and may potentially have ongoing increased costs associated with the...
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    One Owner. Legal Agreement Between Partners?

    I own a house in my name (I live in it). My partner (not de-facto yet or married) is paying 50% of the mortgage and now they want to have their name added to the Title. The Transfer Duty is almost $30K. I'd rather not pay this, again! Is there any way we can have a lawyer write out an agreement...
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    QLD Witness conflict of interest

    In a Family Court trial can the other party Subpoena a witness to give evidence if you have a legal matter in place with that witness. Is this a conflict of interest?
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    ACT Denied warranty claim by dealer - what are the Option's to legal

    May I know how do we go about lodging a case against a dealer to deny a claim under warranty for under body rust cover. I do want to understand what are the legal options I can choose without lawyer and how does lawyers works in this specific case in terms of charges. I do have a case logged...