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DP O’Keefe Macquarie Law is a legal office in Dubbo NSW Australia.

Dan O’Keefe is an experienced solicitor, accredited business law specialist, mediator and notary public.

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Legislation to protect students from sexual predators

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On 7 February 2018 the NSW Government introduced legislation to expand special care laws to ensure a teacher who has a sexual relationship with any student at their high school can be convicted and face gaol.

(NSW government media release)

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Farm debt mediation - video explanations

The Rural Assistance Authority has recently developed some videos to help farmers and participants understand the mediation process.

(See the link on our Resources page and from there a list of the videos on YouTube)

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Revocation of will by reason of same sex marriage

A will is revoked by marriage. This would include any marriage. The issue was raised in a recent article in the NSW Law Society Journal.

Marriage does not revoke a gift in the will to the person married but the rest of the will is likely to be revoked. All couples should have a will and those contemplating marriage or who have married should talk to their solicitors about their wills.

(Wills and estates case notes by Darryl Browne Law Society Journal Issue 40 December 2017)

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Teacher awarded six-figure payout after being bullied by school principal

(See Sydney Morning Herald article by Pallavi Singhal 20 September 2017)

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