Can a sperm donor be a father?

By |2019-07-17T15:46:56+10:00July 16th, 2019|Case Studies|

The High Court recently delivered a decision regarding a sperm donor being considered as a parent of a child in the case of Masson v Parsons & Ors. The case was regarding a woman (“Jane”) being inseminated with sperm of a male friend (“John”). John provided his sperm to Jane [...]

5 Fails When You Buy

By |2019-06-18T15:08:19+10:00January 10th, 2019|Case Studies, Conveyancing, News|

When buying a property, many people believe the hard work is done once you’ve signed the contract to purchase.  Unfortunately, there are still many hurdles to negotiate before you are handed the keys to your new property. You may already have your conveyancing to-do list, however here are five common [...]

South Australian Court of Appeal sets new high water mark for exemplary/punitive damages in asbestos cases.

By |2019-05-14T15:06:38+10:00February 13th, 2018|Black Lung and Dust Diseases, Case Studies, News, Workers Compensation & Insurance|

By Tristan Higham Amaca v Latz [2017] SASCFC 145 Background The plaintiff was diagnosed with terminal mesothelioma in October 2016. He alleged he contracted the disease as a result of his exposure to products manufactured by James Hardie and Coy Pty Ltd (“James Hardie”), between 1976 and 1977 when he [...]

Case Notes: McGrory v Medina Property Inc Services Pty Limited

By |2019-03-26T09:59:01+10:00December 12th, 2016|BTLawyers, Case Studies, News|

McGrory v Medina Property Inc Services involved a hospitality worker lifting an ice bin.  Both liability and quantum were disputed, with the plaintiff seeking damages in excess of $285,000 for injuries that she allegedly sustained to her shoulders. Employer’s responsibility for mitigating risk Despite inconsistencies with the plaintiff's reporting as [...]

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Criminal Conduct Of Employees And Vicarious Liability

By |2019-05-21T17:13:27+10:00October 10th, 2016|Case Studies, News, Other|

What Prince Alfred College Incorporated v ADC tells employers about vicarious liability. The High Court's recent view on vicarious liability of employers for the criminal conduct of employees will be of interest to employers in the education sector, boarding schools and similar institutions. The case involved a Plaintiff who was sexually [...]

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Denying Damages for Drunkedness

By |2019-02-19T18:09:20+10:00June 16th, 2016|Case Studies|

It is no mystery that drinking to excess - intoxication - results in behaviour or actions that one would not ordinarily engage in whilst sober. However, when injury arises out of such circumstances, where do we draw the line between culpability and personal accountability? Kelly v Trentham Holdings P/L & [...]