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 a...

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...

No Loss of Future Earning Capacity

Farnham V Pruden [2016] QCA 18 FACTS Farnham sustained injuries when the first respondent’s care collided with her own. She was awarded $47,389.75 plus costs. She instructed her solicitors to pursue an appeal. They mistakenly filed a notice of appeal rather than an...

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...

Trespass to Neighbour | Boat Moorings

Emprja Pty Ltd v Red Engine Group Pty Ltd [2017] QSC 33 FACTS The Applicant leased a marina at Airlie Beach from the State of Queensland. Some of the berths at the Marina were available for sublease. The respondent leased one of the berths (029). Under the terms of...