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What is Legal Professional Privilege?

What is Legal Professional Privilege?

Legal Professional privilege is a protection vehicle of certain communications against being disclosed, which thereby assists the administration of justice.  It provides clients confidence to make full and frank disclosure to their lawyers. There are three types of...
Freeze!  I Have an Injunction!

Freeze! I Have an Injunction!

If you suffer a civil wrong, you will probably consider the question: ‘Can I get my money back?’. A large part of the answer may be found in a so-called freezing order, also known as a Mareva order or Mareva injunction.  It is named after the second reported case in...
Assertion of Unpaid Debt Defamatory?

Assertion of Unpaid Debt Defamatory?

Walden v Danieletto [2018] QDC 221 This case concerned an appeal against the decision of the Magistrate’s court to dismiss the appalment’s claim for damages for defamation. FACTS The respondent, who was the body corporate manager of the unit block, during an...
Efficient Conduct of Civil Litigation

Efficient Conduct of Civil Litigation

Practice Direction Number 18 of 2018 Supreme Court of Queensland   Efficient Conduct of Civil Litigation SUMMARY The Uniform Civil Procedure Rules 1999 (Qld) (UCPR) are a set of rules and regulations to be applied during civil proceedings in the Supreme Court,...
Consent of Landlord

Consent of Landlord

Perry Park v City of Darwin [2018] NTCA 5 OVERVIEW Generally, a lease agreement between lessor and lessee provides specific circumstances within which a tenant may do things only with the landlord’s consent. While a landlord is statutorily prohibited from unreasonably...
See a Solicitor First

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...