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Motor Accident Victim Denied Future Economic Loss

A 24-year-old motor accident victim has been denied future economic loss by the District Court of Queensland. Judge Barlow QC, awarded approximately $35,000 in damages to a 24-year-old woman, injured in a car accident in 2015. The Motor Accident The […]

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Arson Conviction for Household Explosion Overturned

An arson conviction for a household explosion has been overturned by the High Court of Australia. The High Court of Australia has overturned a decision of the Queensland Court of Appeal which upheld a man’s arson and attempted fraud convictions […]

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Compensation Awarded for Workplace Gas Explosion

The Supreme Court of New South Wales has awarded over $4 million in compensation for a workplace gas explosion injury. The Workplace Gas Explosion A man worked as a caretaker and night watchman at Unity Grammar College in south-west Sydney. […]

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Injury Compensation for Workplace Jewellery Heist

Injury compensation for a workplace jewellery heist was awarded by the District Court of Queensland . The payout was $270,000 to the Plaintiff injured in an attempted robbery. The plaintiff was working as a sales assistant for a Michael Hill […]

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Teacher Denied Workers Compensation for Injury Sustained on School Trip

The Industrial Court of Queensland  has upheld a decision of the Queensland Industrial Relations Commission (QIRC) to exclude a teacher’s shoulder injury as a work injury, where that injury occurred on a rope swing on a school trip to Vanuatu. […]

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A Pleasure Cruise Is Not A Nightclub

The Queensland Court of Appeal  has upheld the decision of the Honourable Justice Jackson of the Supreme Court of Queensland denying liability for personal injuries resulting from a criminal assault on a pleasure cruise. The Pleasure Cruise Business The Defendant, […]

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Drivers’ Duty of Care to Rescuers Survives Appeal

The Queensland Court of Appeal has upheld  the decision of Justice Flanagan of the Supreme Court of Queensland in the matter of AAI v Caffrey which concerned psychiatric harmed suffered by a police officer who attended the scene of a […]

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Do I have to comply with Family Law parenting Orders during COVID-19?

On 26 March 2020, the Chief Justice of the Family Court and Federal Circuit Court, Honourable Will Alstergen made it clear that parents are still expected to comply with Court orders in relation to parenting arrangements. However, in some circumstances […]

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Ambulance service liable for $3 million for failure to administer adrenaline to asthmatic

A decision of the Queensland Court of Appeal has reversed a decision of the Supreme Court and found the Queensland Ambulance Service vicariously liable for a failure by an ambulance officer to give adrenaline, as soon as possible, to a […]

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