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Powers of attorney - major changes ahead
  • Hall & Wilcox
  • Australia
  • August 18 2015

Victorian power of attorney legislation is set for a major shakeup from 1 September 2015, with the introduction of the Powers of Attorney Act 2014


Unhappy meal
  • Hall & Wilcox
  • Australia
  • July 21 2014

The plaintiff was injured when he slipped and fell on stairs at a McDonalds restaurant. To access the counter at the restaurant, customers had to


Knowledge is power
  • Hall & Wilcox
  • Australia
  • September 25 2011

The NSW Court of Appeal has recently considered the liability of a property owner and his plumber for the death of a handyman electrocuted by a redundant solar hot water system


Shouldn't have known better
  • Hall & Wilcox
  • Australia
  • September 25 2011

The plaintiff, a 16-year-old learner driver, suffered serious injuries when she lost control of the vehicle she was driving through a bend, colliding with a tree


Uneasy rider
  • Hall & Wilcox
  • Australia
  • September 25 2011

A cyclist was riding on a footpath, having moved from the road to avoid the intimidating driving and harassing conduct from passengers of an approaching vehicle


Twisting by the pool
  • Hall & Wilcox
  • Australia
  • September 25 2011

Mr Brookes was helping a relative, Mr Burton, to clear foliage in his garden


Deceased estates & testamentary trusts: sro confirms duty exemption
  • Hall & Wilcox
  • Australia
  • September 30 2011

Earlier this month, the State Revenue Office (SRO) clarified its position regarding section 42(1)(a) of the Duties Act 2000 (the Act), confirming it will treat a transfer from the executor to the trustee of the testamentary trust as if it were a transfer to a beneficiary, provided the transfer is in conformity with the trusts contained in the will of the deceased, and is not for valuable consideration


Must means must
  • Hall & Wilcox
  • Australia
  • March 20 2012

In Victoria the Wrongs Act 1958 establishes the procedure for determining whether an injured claimant satisfies the ‘significant injury’ threshold for the recovery of non-economic loss damages (pain and suffering etc


Labour pains
  • Hall & Wilcox
  • Australia
  • March 20 2012

In late 2011, the first of five class actions arising from the 2009 Black Saturday Bushfires settled


Nothing lost, plenty gained
  • Hall & Wilcox
  • Australia
  • March 20 2012

The plaintiff’s vehicle sustained damage totalling $29,091.67 as a result of the defendant’s negligent driving, and brought a proceeding in the Magistrates’ Court for that amount