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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...

The Types of Appeal

  One of the more convoluted aspects of legal proceedings concerns the hierarchy of appeals that can exist from different bodies, and on different grounds. The reason for, and type of appeal has a significant bearing on the ultimate outcome of a case. In 1984, Justice...

Winding up a Solvent Company

ALLWAYS RESOURCES HOLDINGS PTY LTD v SAMGRIS [2017] QSC 74 FACTS Samgris was registered in 2010 by Dr Wanfu Huang, who was its sole director. Its purpose was to conduct coal exploration in Queensland. It had an association with two entities owned by the People’s...

Judgment is Final (Or is it?)

LPD HOLDINGS (AUST) PTY LTD v RUSSELS (A FIRM) [2017] QSC 45 FACTS LPD Holdings made an application for assessment of legal costs invoiced for the May 2010- May 2014 period. Russells had obtained a default judgment (the default judgment) in respect of unpaid legal...