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  1. FWC’s misinterpretation of its powers

    17 September 2020 | Insurance & Health Law

    In a recent decision, the full Federal Court has revealed that the FWC misinterpreted the limitations on its powers in establishing whether workers have been dismissed in general protections applications. In Issue The Full Court of the Federal Court...

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

    16 September 2020 | Insurance & Health Law

    A former student of the Brisbane Grammar School, who settled a claim for damages for sexual assault prior to recent amendments to the relevant limitation period, has had his application to set aside that agreement and take the matter to trial dismissed....

  3. Making difficult relationship decisions during COVID-19

    15 September 2020 | Family Law

    Whether you have already separated, are contemplating separation, or are concerned that your significant other may be contemplating separation, we know that the current COVID-19 restrictions are complicating relationship problems for many people like...

  4. COVID-19 reality’s push for flexibility in the workplace

    14 September 2020 | Insurance & Health Law

    There is no doubt COVID-19 has created many challenges for the workplace across industries and the recurring theme of flexibility has become prominent. The Fair Work Commission (FWC) and the Australian Government have taken the initiative to propose...

  5. Court of Appeal confirms the standard and duty of care for legal practitioners

    14 September 2020 | Insurance & Health Law

    The NSW Court of Appeal has dismissed an appeal by the plaintiff from a judgment of the Supreme Court, which highlighted the importance of identifying a risk of harm and causation when establishing a claim in negligence against solicitors. In issue...

  6. Medical panel determination outside of time is not an error of law

    11 September 2020 | Insurance & Health Law

    The plaintiff brought proceedings in the Victorian Court of Appeal seeking judicial review of the Certificate of Determination by the Medical Panel. The Determination was made outside the time limit prescribed by section 28LZG(3)(a) of the Wrongs Act...

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