Host Employer | An Employer Duty of Care?

Love v North Goonyella Coal Mines Pty Ltd [2017] QSC140 FACTS Mr. Love (the Plaintiff) was an employee for Wilson Mining Services who had hired their labour out to North Goonyella Coal Mines (the Defendant). Wilson Mining were not the only contractors at the site....

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...

Time Extension Application | Compensation Claim

OLDFIELD V MARIO VERROCCHI & EAST YARRA FRIENDLY SOCIETY PTY LTD t/a CHEMIST WAREHOUSE [2017] QSC 84 FACTS The applicant sought an extension of time in which to take action against her former employer, Chemist Warehouse. She alleged that she developed Adjustment...

Injured Whilst on Illegal Enterprise

CAPTAIN V WOSOMO & ANOR [2017] QSC 86 FACTS The Plaintiff and several friends decided to steal a car in the early hours of 8 February 2013. The Plaintiff Captain was 14 years old at the time, the Defendant was 16. Whilst joyriding in the vehicle, it crashed into...

Where Domiciled for Succession Purposes?

Re The Public Trustee Of Queensland (as Administrator of the Estate of KH, deceased) [2017] QSC 48 KH was 63 when he died in Kochi City, Japan in 2010. His immediate family had all died in, or before 2010. His closest living relative was a maternal cousin living in...