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Christos v Curtin University – A long standing dispute

The primary proceedings concerned a claim by the appellant (Dr Christos) against his former employer, Curtin University, (Curtin) for damages for psychiatric injury allegedly caused by Curtin’s breach of contract, negligence and breach of statutory duty. In general terms, Dr Christos, whose employment was terminated by Curtin with effect from 28 October 2004, alleged that…

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No Damages Award Due to NO Negligence Finding – A Wild Ride

In the matter of Lightfoot v Rockingham Wild Encounters Pty Ltd [2017] WADC 62, the Claimant and her friend were passengers on a boat called “100% Wild”. This vessel was operated by the defendant, Rockingham Wild Encounters P/L (RWE) for the purpose of taking paying passengers on dolphin watching cruises. The skipper of the vessel…

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Man’s Compensation Increased on Appeal

On 28 May 2011, the Appellant was at home reading the newspaper. Three men, forced their way into the house.  There had been a history of animosity between the Appellant and one of the three men. An altercation occurred and the three men assaulted the Appellant. The Appellant made a claim for criminal injuries compensation. …

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Meet Simone McMahon, our newest addition to the A & E legal team.

Simone grew up in Perth attending St Norbert College before moving onto study a Bachelor of Laws at The University of Notre Dame. After graduating from Notre Dame, Simone crafted her skills in the professional sector, undertaking roles with – WorkCover WA – Conciliation & Review Directorate Dispute Resolution Officer City of Belmont – Compliance…

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Plaintiff Awarded Loss Of Earning Capacity Inclusive Of Dividends

In the District Court case of Dunmall v Welsh [No 9] [2017] WADC 19 a Plaintiff was successful in being awarded damages for loss of earning capacity including of dividends due to him. In 2004 the Plaintiff and his wife were at the home of friends when the Plaintiff proceeded to exit onto an upstairs…

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Catastrophic injury claims scheme commenced 1 July 2016

Forming an integral part of the current Compulsory Third Party insurance scheme (CTP) in Western Australia, which provides cover for drivers and/or owners of registered motor vehicles on Western Australian roads, a no-fault catastrophic injury scheme commenced on 1 July 2016 (the Catastrophic Scheme). Prior to the Catastrophic Scheme you had prove fault against a…

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Slip And Fall Legislation –strong V Woolworths Limitited [2012] HCA 5

In this appeal to the High Court of Australia, the Appeallant, Kathryne Strong sustained a serious spinal injury after a slip and fall at a Woolworths Centre.  At the time of the incident, Kathryne was on crutches and slipped and fell when she lost control of a crutch which she had placed on a greasy…

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