March 23, 2010
McKay v McKay and Anor [2010] QSC 84 I refer to my earlier posting regarding the jurisdiction of the court in respect of sanctioning compromises or settlement for persons under a legal disability pursuant to section 59 of the Public Trustee Act 1978 (Qld). In this instance, her Honour Margaret White in an ex tempore...
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Wright v KB Nut Holdings Pty Ltd [2010] QDC 91    The application before his Honour McGill DCJ sought information and documents pursuant to sections 27(1)(b)(i) and 35(1) of the Personal Injuries Proceedings Act 2002 (Qld) (“PIPA”). The contest involved to what degree the respondent/defendant is required to provide information and/or documents of previous incidents...
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In a decision with important implications for employers, the Full Bench of Fair Work Australia (FWA) recently confirmed that the use of set-off clauses in contracts of employment is not inconsistent with modern awards.1 Set-off clauses in employment contracts operate so that over-award earnings are set-off against specific requirements in an award. Prior to the...
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