Preparing for Christmas as a co-parent

By | November 22nd, 2017|Family Law, News|

We are delighted to share with you a podcast with Lucy Good from Beanstalk Mums and our family law specialist Vanessa Hernandez talking co-parenting at Christmas and how to be prepared…. This is one for the co-parents amongst us. It’s all about that happy, merry, family time we call Christmas. Yes, what was once a [...]

Robinson v Lorna Jane Pty Ltd [2017] QDC 266

By | November 8th, 2017|HR/IR, Litigation, News, Workers Compensation & Insurance|

By Kerrie Jackson This bullying and harassment case was heard before Judge Koppenol over 12 days between February and June 2017.  The much anticipated judgment was handed down on 3 November 2017.  The Plaintiff was a store manager at a Lorna Jane store.  She claimed she was bullied and harassed by an area manager which [...]

Airtasker – Did you think of insurance and injury liability?

By | November 7th, 2017|HR/IR, News, Workers Compensation & Insurance|

By Samantha Abbott Airtasker is an online service through which people can buy and sell services.  It operates on a similar business model to Uber and Airbnb, collecting commissions from workers using the site. From carpet cleaning, to furniture removal, to installing a pirate ship cubby house in the backyard, you can find someone on [...]

‘Tis the season for employers to be aware of their obligations.

By | November 7th, 2017|HR/IR, News, Workers Compensation & Insurance|

By Carlen Lowe Christmas and end of year celebrations and are upon us again and in addition to organising a memorable party, employers should be aware of their continuing obligations to their workers. The High Court case of Comcare v PVYW [2013] HCA 41 reinforced an employer’s liability for injuries in such situations where an [...]

Could a food allergy be fatal to your customers and business?

By | October 19th, 2017|HR/IR, Litigation, News|

By Carlen Lowe One in 20 children and about 2 in 100 adults suffer from food allergies.  Most allergies are not severe and many cease to be an issue with age.  Allergies to peanut, tree nut, seed and seafood however can cause a severe life-threatening reaction known as anaphylaxis. Your business may become liable for [...]

Do I really need a Solicitor for a conveyance?

By | October 19th, 2017|Conveyancing, News|

By Lacey Payne When purchasing or buying a property it is important to take appropriate steps in collating your documentation and affairs to ensure a smooth end to end process.  Engaging a professional to take care of your conveyance will be beneficial to your legal transaction ensuring any issues are resolved quickly and thoroughly. Although [...]

Is just about anything a Will these days?

By | October 18th, 2017|News, Wills and Estates|

By Dani Jones The recent decision of Re Nichol; Nichol v Nichol and Anor [2017] QSC 220 has received a significant amount of media attention over the past few weeks. The recent Supreme Court decision resulted in an unsent text message being classified as a Will and admitted for probate. A brief overview of the [...]

Powers of Attorney

By | October 10th, 2017|News, Wills and Estates|

By Dani Jones WHAT ARE THEY?  HOW DO THEY WORK?  AND DO I REALLY NEED ONE? A Power of Attorney is a document that enables someone to make decisions for you whilst you are alive.  There are two types of Powers of Attorney, an Enduring Power of Attorney and a General Power of Attorney. The [...]

National Safe Work Month

By | October 5th, 2017|HR/IR, News, Workers Compensation & Insurance|

October is National Safe Work Month. Safe Work Australia has released the Key Work Health and Safety statistics for 2017 which provides data on work-related injury fatalities and work-related injury and disease. The statistics are a harsh reminder for businesses to be vigilant in implementing and promoting better safety outcomes. Did you know: * The [...]

Case Summary: Trumino v Coles Group Ltd

By | September 28th, 2017|News, Workers Compensation & Insurance|

By Tristan Higham  Trumino v Coles Group Ltd [2017] QSC 211 involved the applicant who was a worker for the respondent and was injured as a result of a slip and fall on frozen water in one of the store’s freezer storage rooms, sustaining injuries to his lower back and subsequently developed further symptoms including [...]