Protection from civil liability defence not available to Queensland State Government14 November 2017 | Insurance & Health Law
Statutory protection from civil liability for Queensland Ambulance Service does not extend to the State of Queensland. In Issue Whether the State of Queensland was a ‘prescribed entity’ Whether the State could rely upon the protection from...
What is a family?7 November 2017 | Family Law
A mother, father and their biological offspring? A mother, her female partner, their sperm donor and the child they created together? A father, his male partner, their egg donor, their surrogate and the child they created? A man, woman, egg donor, sperm..
Case Collective | 1 November 20171 November 2017 | Insurance & Health Law
As we approach the end of another judicial year, this month we reflect on recent injury cases in Queensland and New South Wales, involving contractors, principals, labour hire employers, occupiers, and two cases involving the liability of (and statutory..
Council not liable for injuries after car loses control in roadworks area27 October 2017 | Insurance & Health Law
CTP insurer liable in dual proceedings involving driver who lost control while driving on a patch of newly laid road owned by the council. In Issue The cause of a head on collision between the first defendant and an oncoming vehicle in a roadworks area...
Sub-contractor solely liable for injuries to labour hire worker26 October 2017 | Insurance & Health Law
This case deals with the issue of apportionment of liability between an employer, principal contractor and sub-contractor when a worker was injured on a building site. In Issue Apportionment of liability for injuries to a worker on a construction site The
Labour hire employer not liable – no dual vicarious liability in Australia26 October 2017 | Insurance & Health Law
Occupier escapes liability for injury to labour hire employee despite ownership of vehicle which caused injuries. In Issue Whether employer vicariously liable for driver of pallet mover Whether Coles as occupier was negligent under Civil Liability Act...