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Industrial manslaughter laws gain traction and a ban on insurance for penalties - WHS update for QLD and NSW

Australia - June 19 2020 The first conviction under Queensland’s industrial manslaughter laws introduced in October 2017 was handed down last week in the case of R v Brisbane…

Mitchell Page

Informed consent for Down’s syndrome screening: asking patients the right question

United Kingdom - November 18 2019 An NHS antenatal screening facility in England has been found liable in negligence for failing to carry out screening for Down’s syndrome which, if…

Hospital & doctor not liable for alleged treatment failures following horse bite

Australia - August 30 2019 A Sydney hospital and general practitioner (“the defendants”) successfully defended a claim for damages by a former patent who suffered severe right…

Kim Nicolaidis

Work Health & Safety Update - Director imprisoned and $1M fine ordered under Qld legislation

Australia - February 19 2019 On 6 February 2019, the Maroochydore District Court handed down Queensland’s first Category 1 prosecution under the Work Health and Safety Act 2011…

Extent to which family can make submissions at an inquest

Australia - January 24 2019 The recent coronial inquest into the death of Joshua ‘Joshie’ Ryan Statis considered, among other matters, the extent to which family members could…