David Cormack, Barrister

Bankruptcy – whether income protection payments are exempt because of personal injury

Gittins v Field (Trustee) FCA 976 The decision by Charlesworth J is a useful reminder that income received by way…...

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HCA: terminal condition – claim for lost pension & superannuation during the ‘lost years’

Amaca Pty Limited v Latz; Latz v Amaca Pty Limited HCA 22 (13 June 2018) I refer you to…...

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Independent Contractor / labour hire – duty of care and contributory negligence

Pocock v Citi-Steel Pty Ltd QDC 81 Rafter J The parties agreed on damages ($160,000.00) but disputed liability for…...

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Implied undertaking not to use documents disclosed for one proceeding in another

Corbiere & Another v QPCU Limited QSC 32 Lyons SJA The applicants sought an order that they be retrospectively…...

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WCRA: Inadvertence & causation for an injury later complained of as arising out of the initial event

Souz v CC Pty Ltd QSC 36 McMeekin J Background The plaintiff claimed to have suffered a neck injury…...

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