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December 2009
Reproduced with permission of Bleats and as a panellist – December 2009 Newsletter:   Dear Panellists We hope this newsletter finds you all well and gearing up for the Christmas festivities ahead.  We thought it would be a good idea to get in one last newsletter edition before the end of the year to advise you of...
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The Symposium 2010 is to be held on 26-27 March at the Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre. The full program is attached. Personal Injuries Stream –     10:10am – 11:10am   Evidence v Expert Evidence The focus of this session is on: • Independent evidence • Joint expert reports • Pre-proceeding steps • Extension of...
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Deacons A recent decision of the Federal Magistrates Court illustrates how simple drafting failures, in the context of an industrial agreement, can lead to significant commercial and financial consequences. Read more of the article by Deacons. Reproduced with permission of Deacons in accordance with their terms and conditions, privacy and copyright statement
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Deacons An employer has been successful in restraining a former employee and her new employer from using the old employer’s contact list in the recent decision of Prime Creative Media Pty Ltd v Vranjkovic [2009] FCA 1030. Read more of the article by Deacons. Reproduced with permission of Deacons in accordance with their terms and conditions, privacy...
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Krieger v Bundaberg City Council [2009] QSC 412     The issue in dispute [para 3]: …whether Mr Krieger has suffered a cervical myelopathy i.e. damage to his spinal cord at the cervical level, which can be attributed either directly to the trauma of the subject incident, or indirectly eg caused in the subsequent surgery...
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Luck v Civil Mining and Construction Pty Ltd [2009] QSC 413   The plaintiff had previously received damages from judge Botting in respect of an incident in 1989, which resulted in a 15% loss of function of his thoraco-lumbar spine. The work injury the subject of the claim was agreed to have caused an additional...
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The QLS has produced an Introductory Guide to the Legal Services Award 2010.   Brisbane Barrister – David Cormack
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Deacons The Workplace Relations Ministers’ Council has approved model provisions that will be adopted throughout Australia from 1 January 2012 as the Work Health and Safety Act. Read more of the article by Deacons. Reproduced with permission of Deacons in accordance with their terms and conditions, privacy and copyright statement
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Queensland human rights advocate and barrister Stephen Keim SC has been awarded the 2009 Human Rights Medal by the Australian Human Rights Commission.   Read more in Lawyers Weekly.
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Zheng v Cai [2009] HCA 52 (9 December 2009) The central issue on appeal was whether charitable payments to the injured plaintiff for living and other expenses in her capacity as a volunteer with her church (“Assembly”) should reduce her damages.   The court comprised of FRENCH CJ, GUMMOW, CRENNAN, KIEFEL AND BELL JJ and delivered...
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