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School’s settlement agreement with 1980’s victim of institutionalised sexual assault upheld despite changes to limitation period

Australia - September 16 2020 A former student of the Brisbane Grammar School, who settled a claim for damages for sexual assault prior to recent amendments to the relevant…

If it looks like a duck, swims like a duck and quacks like a duck… High Court gives broad interpretation to definition of “officer”

Australia - April 16 2020 In a unanimous judgment, the High Court has overturned the decision of the Queensland Court of Appeal in respect of its narrow interpretation of the…

Precautions reasonably practicable: Not determinative of reasonable excuse

Australia - July 4 2019 In February this year Mr Gary Lavin, director of Multi-Run Roofing (Multi-Run), was found guilty by a jury of Category 1 reckless conduct under s 31…

NSW case manager prosecuted by worker for an offence under the Workplace Injury Management and Workers Compensation Act 1998 (WIMA)

Australia - June 27 2019 The New South Wales Workers Compensation Independent Review Office (WIRO) has issued an alert about an injured worker who has taken the unusual…

Time’s up! Limitation period in claim for costs of raising a child

Australia - June 18 2019 The Court was asked to decide whether the applicants, in a claim for the costs of raising their child with Down syndrome, were subject to a 3 or 6…