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Is that defamation by Facebook?

Article from: About the law

We get a number of queries from people concerned about what someone else has said about them.   Increasingly the concern relates to posts on Facebook. Posting something on Facebook is “publishing” it so the defamation laws do apply to Facebook posts. Most cases can be resolved by taking down the original post and posting an … Read More »

What does the presumption of innocence mean?

Article from: About the law

The presumption of innocence is an important part of our criminal law system.  Basically it means that if you are accused of a crime, you don’t have to prove you are innocent.  Instead, it is the job of the prosecutor to prove you are guilty.  In other words, unless the prosecutor can prove you committed … Read More »

What is an enduring power of attorney and do you need one?

Article from: Your legal rights

An enduring power of attorney is a legal document that gives someone else the power to make decisions for you and act on your behalf, even after you lose capacity to make decisions for yourself.  The power of attorney can cover financial issues and personal issues (including your medical care and living arrangements). It is … Read More »

It’s unfair, but is it discrimination?

Article from: Your legal rights

We get a lot of inquiries from people who wonder if  unfair treatment they have received amounts to discrimination. You may have been treated unfairly, but it will only come within the legal definition of discrimination if: It is in an area of activity covered by discrimination laws, and It is because of an attribute … Read More »