Author: Megan Stanley
Abuse victim awarded $12 million in damages after nightclub assault
We explore the case of Mr Leonard, a man who suffered life changing physical and mental disabilities as a result of an assault after an altercation with a nightclub bouncer in Hobart in 2014. Mr Leonard sued the bouncer and the employer of the bouncer, and was awarded over $12,000,000 compensation.
Beaumaris Primary School child sexual abuse inquiry expands
The Victorian Government’s Board of Inquiry into child sexual abuse claims in Beaumaris Primary School and other government schools has taken a significant turn as it expands its scope to include six additional schools and uncovers allegations against two previously unnamed teachers.
Child abuse claims - can they be thrown out of court?
In this article we will consider what is a ‘stay of proceedings’ and look at what a court might consider to grant an application for a permanent stay of proceedings in child abuse claims.
Emerging history of Launceston nurse’s acts of sexual abuse
Launceston nurse, James 'Jim' Griffin has been charged by Tasmania Police with more than a dozen offences related to child sexual abuse. We believe there may be a basis to allege that the departments and organisations involved, breached their duty of care.
Achieving the best compensation for survivors of childhood abuse
Historically, the lasting consequences of child abuse, particularly (PTSD, has prevented survivors throughout Australia from accessing the compensation they rightfully deserve. In this article, we look at the primary differences between compensation via the National Redress Scheme and a common law claim due to someone else’s negligence.
Can I bring a personal injury compensation claim for my child?
Claims involving children, particularly medical negligence claims, often involve quite complex issues. Navigating the issues to be addressed is quite challenging and there is usually a need to obtain expert opinion to support a claim.
Hall Payne objects to reliance on insurer’s medical evidence and secures worker’s entitlement
Work related injuries are an all-too-common occurrence in Australian workplaces. One may assume that a fair and equitable workers compensation scheme would assist injured workers during their period of recovery,…
National Redress Scheme opens for victims of institutional child sexual abuse
The National Redress Scheme was a key recommendation of the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse. What remedies are available? The National Redress Scheme may assist in…