Liability for Third Party Posts on Social Media

Liability for Third Party Posts on Social Media

Voller v Natiowide News Pty Ltd [2019] NSWSC 766FACTSA news article was published by several media corporations, and links to this article were subsequently posted on their corresponding public Facebook pages. There were a number of comments made on these Facebook...
Parole Considerations – Future Risk to Community

Parole Considerations – Future Risk to Community

Johnston v Central and Northern Queensland Regional Parole Board [2019] 1 Qd R 32BACKGROUNDThe applicant sought judicial review of a decision made by the parole board  to refuse his application for release on parole. The applicant had a substantive criminal history,...
Slipped on a Grape

Slipped on a Grape

Deans v Maryborough Christian Education Foundation Ltd [2019] QCA 75BACKGROUNDThe appellant in this case was a teacher aide at the Defendant’s school and during a recognised ‘fruit break’ slipped on a grape on the floor in the foyer area outside the classroom...
Family Provision Claim Fails

Family Provision Claim Fails

Olsen v Olsen [2019] NSWSC 217 (15 March 2019)BACKGROUNDThe plaintiff, a 61 years old son of the testator, brought a Family Provision claim for $250,000 against his father’s $265,000 estate. The testator and the plaintiff’s mother separated when the plaintiff was 9...
What Does No Win, No Fee Actually Mean

What Does No Win, No Fee Actually Mean

Speculative or Conditional costs arrangements, often called ‘no win, no fee’ agreements, mean that clients do not have to pay their solicitors’ fees, but the solicitor gets the normal fee plus at discretion, an uplift fee if they win the case. Arrangement of this type...
QCAT or SCQ for Administrator?

QCAT or SCQ for Administrator?

JDM v Hodges [2019] QSC 65BACKGROUNDThe applicant who was an adult at the time of the hearing participated in a car accident that caused death of her grandmother, physical injury to her mother and chronic post-traumatic stress disorder to herself. As the result of her...
Bankruptcy or Part IX / X Agreement?

Bankruptcy or Part IX / X Agreement?

INTRODUCTIONIf you are unable to get your debts under control, it might be time to think about taking action. Two common solutions are signing a debt agreement or filing for bankruptcy.Bankruptcy is a process where a bankruptcy trustee is appointed to administer your...
Anti Political Discrimination $1.45 M

Anti Political Discrimination $1.45 M

Davis v Metro North Hospital and Health Service & Ors [2019] QCAT 18BRIEF FACTS The applicant in this matter, a politician who publicly criticised the government, applied for a medical officer position at a hospital. This role for which he was the only qualified...