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.
QCAT decision allows nurse to keep her job after romantic relationship with a patient
We recently represented a nurse who has been allowed to keep her registration despite the QCAT finding she engaged in professional misconduct by commencing and continuing a romantic relationship with a patient that she was treating.
Types of domestic violence
Many members of the community still believe that domestic violence requires an element of physicality or physical harm towards another person. This is not actually the case and domestic violence can include economic abuse, emotional abuse, threatening behaviour and coercive behaviour.
A police officer gave me a Notice to Appear. What does that mean?
If a police officer has given you a "Notice to Appear" it means you have been charged with a criminal offence and you need to attend court to answer to it.
Nursing and Midwifery Board decision: no suspension of registration after serious criminal charge
Hall Payne recently acted for a member of the Queensland Nurses and Midwives Union who had action proposed to have their registration immediately suspended due to a serious assault charge.
Case review: labour hire employees and unfair dismissal
Labour hire employees are workers employed by one company but perform their work at an external company. An increasing number of workers in Australia perform work under a labour-hire agreement. This has triggered important questions for many of those workers.
Transfer duty/stamp duty on property transactions Queensland
Transfer duty or stamp duty as it was previously known, is a government tax levied on a number of different transactions. For the purposes of this blog, we will be discussing transfer duty with respect to transferring land or real property (real estate) during the process of property purchase.
Applying for domestic violence orders in Queensland
Working through criteria for domestic violence protection order applications can be confusing. This article aims to simplify the information and criteria for who can apply for DV orders.
Nursing and Midwifery Board decision: AHPRA notification frivolous and vexatious
Hall Payne recently acted for a member of the Queensland Nurses and Midwives Union who had an Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency notification made against their registration. We robustly argued that the allegations were vexatious, untrue and incapable of being substantiated.