Fox & Staniland are committed to respecting the privacy of information about individuals.
We are bound by the National Privacy Principles under the Privacy Act 1988 and other laws which protect privacy.
We must only collect personal information that is necessary for our functions and activities. For example, we may collect personal information to provide our legal services or other associated services, such as training and consulting. We may also collect personal information about individuals seeking employment with us.
In certain circumstances we may collect sensitive information or health information about you. We will only collect this information if you provide it voluntarily, consent to us collecting it or we are otherwise authorised by law to do so.
If we are not provided with personal information that we request, we may not be able to fully provide our services to you.
Irrespective of whether personal information is stored electronically or in hard copy form, we take reasonable steps to protect the personal information we hold from misuse and loss and from unauthorised access, modification or disclosure.
A man had travelled to Australia on a working visa. He came from the United Kingdom, was 22 years old, and had limited experience as a builder in the UK. Money was tight, and he quickly found work with a labour hire company. His contract with the labour hire company stated that he was a “self-employed contractor”. Read more
A man (“the purchaser”) bought a property and negotiated a 13-month settlement period. The contract included a clause that said that if a party became mentally ill they could pull out of the contract. The purchaser took possession of the land before settlement, and everything appeared to be going smoothly. The purchaser himself was a savvy investor because he already had 8 properties to his name. Read more
In a recent case, a man died in Australia. He left behind a wife and two children, and an estate valued at over $50,000,000.00. He had assets in Australia, Hong Kong and China. He had not made a will to specify how his assets were to be divided after his death. Read more
An employer was involved in providing apprenticeship opportunities to young workers. The company engaged a 16-year-old high school student for work experience to see if it would take him on as an apprentice. The student was keen and seemed to show potential. Read more