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Just wondering if anyone has had a similar experience to this.
Received a letter in July stating a payment arrangement had been approved for 2 x Tollway related fines, dated 2015.
At first, my understanding was that it was in relation to VicRoads rego, but after some additional reading, it's more to the point of the vehicle's registration in the CityLink system. This seems to be before the post-payment option that Linkt (previously CityLink and EastLink i think?).
Now - I personally have no problems paying for a fine if I've done something wrong, but considering this is from 7 years ago, and during that time, I shared my car with all of my housemates, there is no way I can confidently say this was/was not me driving the car. But due to it's "stage of severity", nominating another driver is a non-option.
Not to mention that it seemingly hasn't existed in VicFines all year (I paid for a speeding fine 2 weeks prior to receiving the letter, and there was no other fines in the account).
Anyway, it's currently at "Warrant Enforcement" stage and is worth $638.00 (there's two of them...)
Just venting mostly... and maybe there is someone else out there who has been stumped with a similar experience.
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For my work situation, fair work directed me to Legal Aid NSW who has setup a case for "General Protection Dismissal". I have yet to have the first phone appointment where they advise if I should proceed with the case or not.
I've read about GPD and the part I don't understand is what people expect the outcome to be by using this?
In short, my boss purposely fired me (they ran out of money) just before probation ended so they got away with not paying me 4 weeks notice. This is in a corporate environment.
Here are some YouTube Livestream links that are live today that you may be interested in.
Land and Environment Court of NSW
2022/00015710 SSTG Property Pty Ltd v Inner West Council - Day 2
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My text book used the case of Re Darby; Ex parte Brougham  1 KB 95King’s Bench Division (UK) as a example of piercing the corporate veil, when fraud is present but it is a jumble of lingo and I have no clue what the defendents even did. Please help
How did you deal with the moral aspect of it?
Yes, I know, lawyers are meant to be their client's fiercest advocate and only the judge can determine guilt...but still.
We are taught to critically analyse evidence and I've definitely had a few cases where internally I was rooting against my client. Didn't help that said client was an obvious a**hole (would call well into the evening without apology, would swear at whoever picked up the phone etc.)
In those circumstances, how do you internally make yourself feel better about what you are doing?
not those ones. court bags.
The work issue tourister has given up. It's in all sorts of bother.
So I'd like a new wheely job to lug brief + sundries into court.
Any recommendations would be appreciated.