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Cooper Grace Ward | Australia | 1 Oct 2021

Confirmed by court of appeal - no negligence in Welfare management of emergency services worker on night of catastrophic fire

In Giles v State of Queensland [2021] QCA 206, the Queensland Court of Appeal confirmed the District Court's decision that the State was not…
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Colin Biggers & Paisley Lawyers | Australia | 30 Aug 2021

Queensland Supreme Court finds that a local government's decision-making process failed to consider the merits of competing expressions of interest for a 99 year lease over land in the Torres Strait Islands

The case of Ahwang v Torres Strait Island Regional Council [2021] QSC 147 concerned an application for a statutory order of review (Review…
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Colin Biggers & Paisley Lawyers | Australia | 24 Jun 2021

Supreme Court of Queensland dismisses an application for the disclosure of advice prepared by a barrister for his client, which was referred to in correspondence to encourage the other party to the dispute to accept an offer of settlement

The case of Habermann v Cook Shire Council [2021] QSC 101 concerned an application by the Applicant to the Supreme Court of Queensland for an order…
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Mills Oakley | Australia, United Kingdom | 4 Jun 2021

Delays have dangerous ends for CTP Insurer - Bona v Jeffries & Anor [2021] QSC 84

The case of Bona v Jeffries & Anor [2021] QSC 84 should serve as a salutary warning to insurers not to delay in making arrangements for independent…
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DWF LLP | Australia | 14 May 2021

Emergence of material fact - Scott v Complete Metal Roofing (Qld) Pty Ltd

The District Court of Queensland has recently examined the circumstances in which plaintiffs can, by application, extend the standard limitation…
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King & Wood Mallesons | Australia | 15 Apr 2021

Further seeds of doubt in relation to duty of care for pure economic loss

Contamination allegedly caused by agricultural products is a fast-growing area for plaintiff class action lawyers. Last week, the Queensland Supreme…
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Cordato Partners | Australia | 14 Feb 2021

Jet Ski Accidents - mixed results for personal injury claims

This survey of five decisions on jet ski accidents reveals a wide variety injury hazards and mixed results for personal injury compensation claims…
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Omni Bridgeway | Australia | 9 Dec 2020

Queensland Supreme Court decision recognises public benefit of funded class actions

In a recent decision, the Supreme Court of Queensland (Court of Appeal) held that the funding agreements between a funder and the members of a class…
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Clayton Utz | Australia | 1 Oct 2020

Termination of construction contract creates final "reference date" under Queensland security of payment legislation

In EHome Construction Pty Ltd v GCB Constructions Pty Ltd [2020] QSC 291, the Queensland Supreme Court quickly dispensed with an application for a…
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Mills Oakley | Australia | 10 Jul 2020

How harsh is harsh? Complying with statutory requirements in a pandemic

The Supreme Court of Queensland in CPR Solutions Mackay Pty Ltd v Zammit Earthmoving Pty Ltd [2020] QSC 165 (CPR v Zammit) has considered the effect…
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