Queensland drivers may soon be hit with a $1,000 fine for using their mobile phone while driving
Key amongst ideas discussed at the recent Government Summit into driver distraction was the possibility of introducing an increase for on-the-spot fines for drivers caught using their mobile phone while driving.
Workers compensation NSW – lump sum claims for permanent impairment
In today's blog, we’re looking at lump sum payments for permanent impairment under the state-based scheme in NSW. This is covered by s66 of the relevant Act.
Buying a new property? What you need to know about building and pest inspections
A Building & Pest condition protects your property investment. which will identify hidden issues with any property such as, internal leaks, termite infestation, structural damage, faulty roofs, and so forth.
Workers compensation entitlements to weekly payments – section 39
2012 changes to NSW workers compensation mean that an injured worker who was in receipt of weekly benefits since 1 October 2012, has no entitlement to weekly payments after an aggregate period of 260 weeks, or 5 years.
Significant decision in the Fair Work Commission sets out guiding principles to govern interaction between conciliation and arbitration
The Full Bench of the Fair Work Commission (‘FWC’) recently handed down a significant decision on the practices of a member of the Commission arbitrating proceedings in which they have previously conciliated.
Time limits for property and financial matters in Family Law proceedings
If you’re going through the Family Law system, you will be subject to time limits with some proceedings. If you are looking to resolve property matters or financial proceedings, different time limits will apply depending on the status of your relationship.
Professional conduct; maintaining boundaries between health professionals and patients
The health professional/patient relationship isn’t a friendship; it’s a therapeutic relationship directed by the patient’s health needs. There are professional boundaries to be maintained.
Can I have a support person at a workplace disciplinary meeting?
The presence of a support person at a disciplinary meeting is important for emotional support and ensuring the protection of your workplace rights.
Indemnity costs awarded when court finds ‘right of entry permit holders’ wrongly charged with trespass
In what our clients have described as a “landmark victory”, Hall Payne Lawyers has successfully defended an unprecedented attack by the Queensland Police Service on union officials’ statutory right of entry in Queensland.