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August 2018
  The new Supreme Court practice direction 18 of 2008 – Efficient Conduct of Civil Litigation requires extensive steps to be taken at all stages of the litigation and commences on filing the claim. The steps include conferencing, document management protocols, an electronic preference for disclosure and document management, including at trial; agreed document plan, identification of...
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Inghams Enterprises Pty Ltd v Kim Yen Tat [2018] QCA 182 Bond J with Gotterson and Morrison JJA agreeing The plaintiff was successful before the trial judge in her claim for sustaining a psychiatric injury after being accosted in a car park by a former employee late at night, after finishing her shift. The car...
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Ritchie v Ikea Pty Limited [2018] QDC 143 Rosengren DCJ The applicant sought leave to commence proceedings pursuant to s. 43(1) of the Personal Injuries Proceedings Act 2002 (PIP Act). There was, however, a preliminary issue as to whether s. 6(2)(c) of the PIP Act applied because the applicant had received workers’ compensation payments for...
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Reproduced with the permission of Michael J Lee of Vincents – You can access the paper by clicking here. David Cormack – Brisbane Barrister & Mediator
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Deans v Maryborough Christian Education Foundation Ltd [2018] QDC 123 The plaintiff, a mentor to school teachers, claimed for personal injuries for fractured patella as a consequence of slipping on a grape during a ‘fruit break’ for primary aged school children. There was no dispute the incident occurred. However, liability and the damages claimed were...
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