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MBA Lawyers: Occupiers’ Liability

April 23, 2018

Following the recent decision of the NSW Court of Appeal in Libra Collaroy Pty Ltd v Bhide [2017] NSWCA 196, property owners need to be aware that appointing an agent to manage a property may not be a complete defence to a claim for damages for personal injury.In this important case, the NSWCA examined the […]


Testamentary Discretionary Trusts in Layman’s Language

April 6, 2018

In general estate planning, when a person passes away the assets comprising their estate are transferred to their nominated beneficiaries. This means that the beneficiaries receive full title to those assets in their personal capacity.Issues with this general form of estate distribution are that it does not guarantee the person’s estate will remain within the […]


Resort, Tourism & Travel-related Injury Support

March 26, 2018

Husband and wife on their honeymoon, visiting from Japan, arrived in Cairns for the solar eclipse festival. On road trip travelling from Cairns to Brisbane, car crash left husband dead and wife badly injured.A Canadian woman visiting Brisbane on a long dreamt-about holiday breaks hand in bus crash on tour to the Mount Coo-tha Lookout.Each […]


Supporting Survivors of Childhood Abuse

March 19, 2018

Outcomes of the Royal Commission into Child Sexual AbuseFor the last five years, the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse has heard emotionally confronting and horrifying stories from over 1,200 witnesses about thousands of instances of sexual abuse of children across Australia. In December 2017, the Royal Commission handed its final report […]


Issues Serving Court Proceedings?

March 19, 2018

It is not uncommon for a client to give instructions to commence court proceedings only to face difficulties when trying to personally serve the court documents on a defendant. This can cause significant frustration and delay for a client, particularly if a defendant is purposely avoiding service. This is because most court proceedings cannot continue […]


Claws Out In Zoo Court Battle

March 19, 2018

Taronga Zoo has been a common stop for both interstate and international visitors to Sydney for over 100 years. Located in Mossman it has sweeping views of the Sydney Harbour and only being 8 kilometres from Sydney’s CBD such proximity has made it popular with visitors, with about 1.5 million visitors per year.What happens then […]


Thinking of purchasing a Manufactured Home? Read this first!

February 15, 2018

Manufactured Homes in Queensland – Watch this space!The development of Manufactured Homes, and the residential parks they are situated in, is increasingly becoming a lucrative venture for Queensland property developers. What is a Manufactured Home you may ask? Manufactured Homes are a house/dwelling structure used for residential purposes, designed to be moveable from one position […]


Employment Law: Court enforces IT employee’s 4 year restraint of trade

August 24, 2017

The Supreme Court of Victoria has granted an injunction to an IT company (‘the Applicant’) that commenced an interlocutory application to have an employee (‘the Employee’) restrained from working for a competitor for four years.Prior to June 2016, the Employee had a company which owned 40% of the shares in the Applicant’s company. The Employee […]


Employment Law: FWC slams employer for treatment of injured employee

August 17, 2017

This particular case involved an employee who was required to have an extended unpaid absence from her employment as a cleaner following complicated surgery to her ankle.About four months after the surgery, a representative of the employer had a discussion with the Applicant about her medical condition and her prospects of a return to work. […]