Recent cases – family law

The following case summaries were prepared by the Hon Peter I Rose AM QC. Sullivan & Tyler (No 3) [2015] FamCAFC 96 Application was made for leave to file a 22-page summary of argument which was unopposed. Application was also … Continue reading

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Cost saving changes for public companies

By Anthea Faherty  of McInnes Wilson Lawyers What are the changes? The simplification of compliance obligations required by Corporations Act 2001 (Cth) took a step forward with the commencement of the Corporations Legislation Amendment (Deregulatory and Other Measures) Act 2015 on 19 March 2015.  Two … Continue reading

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You both should have known better; “skitching” is risky

A 12-year-old boy who suffered a serious brain injury while “skitching” (holding on to a moving car while riding on a skateboard), and was successful in his claim against the driver and awarded more than $2.2m in damages, has been … Continue reading

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Manner of applying for AAT review

Section 29(1)(c) of the Administrative Appeals Tribunal 1975 (Cth) provides that an application to the Tribunal for a review of a decision (subject to two exceptions) “must contain a statement of the reasons for the application”. In Re Department of … Continue reading

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Costs against non-parties; two recent cases

First, in Selig v Wealthsure Pty Ltd [2015] HCA 18, the professional indemnity insurer asserted an entitlement to conduct an appeal from a decision of the Federal Court to a Full Court of the Federal Court on behalf of both … Continue reading

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Recent cases – family law

The following case summaries were prepared by the Hon Peter I Rose AM QC. Janos & Karel [2015] FamCAFC 85 This was an appeal from property settlement orders. The appeal was dismissed with costs. In its judgment, the court held … Continue reading

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Boom, crash went Operation Warwick

Background On 22 February 2007, the Vice President of the United States had arrived in Sydney for an official visit. He was to depart on the morning of 25 February 2007, leaving his hotel at 8.30 am. High level security … Continue reading

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McDonald’s liable to rescuer

A chef who came to the rescue of a five-year-old boy who became trapped in playground equipment in McDonald’s has convinced the New South Wales Court of Appeal that the fast food giant was negligent for failing to prevent unauthorised … Continue reading

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The Plane truth of post-traumatic stress disorder

A woman who survived a horrific plane crash off the coast of Norfolk Island in 2009 has been successful in her claim against the airline operator with the New South Wales Supreme Court finding that her post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) … Continue reading

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Recent cases – family law

The following case summaries were prepared by the Hon Peter I Rose AM QC. The Child Support Registrar & Crowley and Anor [2015] FamCAFC 76 Application was made for leave to appeal from child support departure orders. The application was … Continue reading

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