This month marks Tradies National Health Month 2018, an initiative of the Australian Physiotherapy Association, seeking to raise awareness of the health and injury risks that those working in trade occupations face.  According to Safe Work Australia, tradies are over represented when it comes to suffering a serious injury at work.  Tradies make up 30% […]Continue reading

Congratulations to Cameron Cowan, Tom Burgoyne and Fleur Jackson for being acknowledged as Finalists in the 14th Victorian Legal Awards. The Victorian Legal Awards is the most prestigious legal awards program in Victoria celebrating the “best of the best” and publicly recognising those who demonstrate excellence in legal practice. At Fortitude Legal we are thrilled […]Continue reading

Successful litigation is about knowing our clients and their case and most of all, ensuring we always know more than our opponent. Our best shot at settling your case is to make sure we’re ready to run it. If a lawyer is not ready to run your case – they have no place talking to […]Continue reading

Recent media coverage reported that a Ballarat construction company was convicted and fined $25,000 for “ignoring WorkSafe directions to fix unsafe scaffolding”. Employers and others responsible for erecting and maintaining scaffolding cannot cut corners on measures that are put in place to protect our workers. According to the Safe Work Australia 2016 report “Work-related Traumatic […]Continue reading

The DOMESTIC ANIMALS ACT 1994 provides various laws and penalties pertaining to dogs and other animals but the ones we thought you might be interested in include: – Dogs over 3 months old must be registered with the relevant Council and failure to do so can lead to a fine of up to 20 penalty […]Continue reading