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  1. High Court Overturns Controversial Finding Against 17 Year Old Tetraplegic

    18 September 2019 | Insurance & Health Law

    The High Court has overturned a decision that an unlicensed teenager was driving a vehicle when he sustained catastrophic injuries, finding that it had been proved on the balance of probabilities that his father was the driver at the time of the...

  2. Covered without being named – underwriters beware!

    18 September 2019 | Insurance & Health Law

    The Western Australian Court of Appeal has recently found that a non-contracting party to a policy may be included within the definition of ‘Insured’ where the policy schedule includes reference to all Principals, Contractors, and...

  3. FWC extends scope of “worker” in the anti-bullying jurisdiction

    6 September 2019 | Insurance & Health Law

    The Fair Work Commission has allowed a request for legal representation by the respondent to a stop-bullying order application made by a charity foster carer. The respondent has raised a jurisdictional objection on the basis that the carer is not a...

  4. FWC rules that dismissal of “strongly progressive” church worker was unfair

    6 September 2019 | Insurance & Health Law

    A church worker was unfairly dismissed when she failed to secure a new role in a restructure. In Issue Was the employee’s dismissal a case of genuine redundancy? Was the employee’s dismissal unfair? The Background The applicant (Ms Bleyerveen)...

  5. Tweet at your own risk

    6 September 2019 | Insurance & Health Law

    The High Court has recently handed down its unanimous decision in the matter of Comcare v Michaela Banerji [2019] HCA 23 finding that the termination of Ms Banerji's employment with the Department of Immigration was lawful. The judgment brings to an...

  6. Lawyers misguided attempt at office romance goes awry resulting in damages of $170,000

    6 September 2019 | Insurance & Health Law

    A sole practitioner lawyer, Mr Hughes, sought to woo a paralegal he employed, Ms Hill. Mr Hughes was under the delusion he was in love with Ms Hill and on this basis maintained his conduct was not sexual harassment. The Court disagreed finding for Ms Hill...

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