Illegal phoenix schemes are under the microscope with ASIC. A Director and two pre-insolvency advisors have been charged.
Separating from your spouse or de-facto partner is one of the most emotional and stressful times in anyone’s life. Not only is the change in lifestyle difficult and upsetting, wondering how your property settlements are going to be finalised is [...]
A recent survey found that approximately 52% of Australians do not have a current Will. Just to be clear, that is 9.9 million people that do not have this vital legal document! So why not? Well, it turns out: [...]
The Supreme Court of Queensland has ordered the well-known radio host Alan Jones to pay damages to the Wagner Family for a number of defamatory remarks he broadcasted in relation to the Grantham Floods that occurred in January 2011. Justice [...]
Justice Davis has ordered that an unsuccessful applicants’ lawyers pay the legal costs of the other parties instead of their clients. In the recent Supreme Court judgement of PJM & Ors v AML & Anor  QSC [...]
South Australian Court of Appeal sets new high water mark for exemplary/punitive damages in asbestos cases.
By Tristan Higham Amaca v Latz  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 [...]
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 [...]
Food allergies could be fatal to customers and businesses. One in 20 children and about two in 100 adults suffer from food allergies. Most allergies are not severe and many cease to be an issue with age. However, allergies to [...]
WorkCover agrees that an injury is not work-related but the claimant seeks review to the Workers’ Compensation Regulator – what now?
By BTLawyers Employers often seek our advice about reviews to the Workers’ Compensation Regulator. Often WorkCover will agree with the employer that an injury is not work-related, however the claimant will seek review. When this happens, the Regulator must decide [...]