Insights Insights
  1. Communicating with your former spouse’s solicitor: How much is too much?

    24 January 2020 | Family Law

    Maybe you’ve recently split and have received a letter from a law firm explaining that they act for your former spouse in relation to your relationship breakdown. Or maybe you and your former spouse have been split for a while and you have been...

  2. Carpe Diem – the importance of timely advice in international family law matters

    24 January 2020 | Family Law

    The Full Court of the Family Court of Australia’s decision in Bant & Clayton1 reiterates the importance of seeking specialist family law advice in matters with international issues. The absence of taking that advice can lead to adverse...

  3. A tale of two financial agreements

    24 January 2020 | Family Law

    Since the High Court handed down its decision in Thorne v Kennedy [2017] HCA 49 in November 2017, solicitors have been eager to observe and understand the courts’ determination of financial agreement cases in its wake. In Thorne v Kennedy, two...

  4. ED release following discharge and in absence of ‘high level of suspicion’ causes death

    22 January 2020 | Insurance & Health Law

    The Supreme Court of Victoria has recently considered the scope of reasonable emergency medical practice, following the death of a patient released from an Emergency Department the previous day, without diagnosis. Although ultimately finding the defendant...

  5. Police Officer attending accident scene entitled to recover damages

    20 January 2020 | Insurance & Health Law

    A police officer recovered damages for psychiatric injury arising out of his attendance at the scene of an accident against the CTP insurer of the vehicle driven negligently by the deceased. In Issue Whether the negligent deceased driver owed his...

  6. Conveyancer’s liability in transactions involving fraud – primary responsibility rests with the fraudster (where it belongs)

    20 January 2020 | Insurance & Health Law

    A sister defrauded her two brothers of their interest in the family home that was bequeathed to all three in equal shares upon the parents’ deaths. An innocent yet negligent conveyancer was drawn into the fray as she did not take sufficient steps to...

Load More