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 Were you abused when you were at school or when you were in care as a foster child.  Or were you injured when in the care and supervision of a school.  If so you may have a right to compensation.
29 April 2022

Were you abused when you were at school or when you were in care as a foster child. Or were you injured when in the care and supervision of a school. If so you may have a right to compensation.

 Were you abused when you were at school or when you were in care as a foster child.  Or were you injured when in the care and supervision of a school.  If so you may have a right to compensation....
Have you suffered a moderate to significant impact following an adverse reaction to a Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA) approved Covid 19 vaccine.
22 April 2022

Have you suffered a moderate to significant impact following an adverse reaction to a Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA) approved Covid 19 vaccine.

Have you suffered a moderate to significant impact following an adverse reaction to a Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA) approved Covid 19 vaccine.  If you have you may be entitled to be reimburs...
Injury in a recreational activity or sporting event
19 April 2022

Injury in a recreational activity or sporting event

Have you been injured in a recreational activity or a sporting event.  If so after a recent High Court judgement you may be entitled to make a claim for compensation. Emily Tapp was left a paraplegi...
Unfair Dismissal Article
13 April 2022

Unfair Dismissal Article

Have you been Unfairly Dismissed from your employment and you want to know your legal rights.  An unfair dismissal occurs in the following circumstances: .  An employee was dismissed, and.  the d...
Wearing out: Injuries in the Underground Coal Mining
9 March 2022

Wearing out: Injuries in the Underground Coal Mining

In the last few days Whitelaw McDonald acted on behalf of a coal miner with 39 years underground experience.  Despite our client coming to retirement having not made a claim not having retired on med...
Coal Mining Brain Injury
9 March 2022

Coal Mining Brain Injury

Whitelaw McDonald very recently successfully completed a workers compensation claim against Coal Mines Insurance for injuries sustained by a Coal Miner in his journey home from work.Our client was rid...
CIVIL LIABILITY – PERSONAL INJURY
19 February 2018

CIVIL LIABILITY – PERSONAL INJURY

There is reversed evidentiary onus of residual earning capacity based upon the decision of Garling, J in Kearney .v. Mead later confirmed by the Court of Appeal.                "it is n...
Buy-Sell Agreements. Be aware.
16 October 2017

Buy-Sell Agreements. Be aware.

Business owners who carry on business in a partnership, company or trust arrangement with other co-owners may not appreciate the obligations, legal and otherwise, and emotional difficulties that can o...
Dog owners, you could be liable.
16 October 2017

Dog owners, you could be liable.

What seems to be a recent increase in dog attacks has prompted me to ponder whether some of you might not be aware that you are personally liable for the actions of your dog.It should be enough for mo...
Franchise agreements
16 October 2017

Franchise agreements

The ACCC defines franchise agreements as being agreements (written, verbal or implied) under which: one party (the franchisor) grants another party (the franchisee) the right to carry on a business su...