Bail and its Conditions

El Sayed, Bassem 2017 VSC 563 OVERVIEW Bail as a concept in law, means an accused is granted release from custody from officers of the law (the police) and into the custody of a person that is normally known to the accused. The accused make an undertaking that he/she...

Duty to Prevent Assault at Work

Brisbane Youth Service Inc v Beven [2017] QCA 211 (16/8547) OVERVIEW Any organisation has a duty to prevent its employees, customers, consumers and volunteers from suffering damage (ie. personal injury, property damage or financial loss). If the organisation breaches...

Broker’s Proactive and Reactive Duties

Kotku Bread Pty Ltd v Vero Insurance Ltd and Anor [2012] QSC 109 OVERVIEW Risk Management is defined where any organization has an obligation to identify and assess foreseeable hazards, and take steps to eliminate or control the risk. It is the process of identifying...

See a Solicitor First

SABIDUSSI V YOUNG & ANOR [2017] QDC 146 OVERVIEW A person who injured in a motor vehicle accident can make a claim for compensation depending on the circumstances of the accident. If you’re involved in a car accident, there may be some legal obligations to attend...

Negotiations | Get it in Writing

Negotiations Note taking, written confirmation of offers and settlement The dangers in failing to reduce offers to writing and an agreement to writing were exposed in the recent decision of Gailey Projects Pty Ltd v McCartney & Anor [2017] QSC 185. Briefly, the...