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Court finds no reasonable prospect of success as ABCC case dropped

Court finds no reasonable prospect of success as ABCC case dropped

The Federal Court has found in favour of the CFMEU, with yet another ABCC case dropped after it was deemed they had no reasonable prospects of success. In October 2016…

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Clayton v Jetcrete: The importance of expert evidence in personal injury litigation

Clayton v Jetcrete: The importance of expert evidence in personal injury litigation

The recent decision of the District Court of Queensland in Clayton v Jetcrete Oz Pty Ltd serves as a reminder of the importance of credibility of and the reliability of…

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Black lung inquiry issues interim reports, widening scope to examine full effects

Black lung inquiry issues interim reports, widening scope to examine full effects

A fundamental failure in the health surveillance systems comes under even greater scrutiny as the Queensland Parliament’s black lung inquiry expands, with a broader terms of reference set to examine the full…

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Pre litigation discovery the first step to enforcing Agreement terms and conditions

Pre litigation discovery the first step to enforcing Agreement terms and conditions

After suspecting an Agreement had been breached, our client, the ETU, had limited options moving forward because the relevant project was complete. With the use of pre litigation discovery, we…

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Hall Payne recognised as one of Australia’s leading employment law firms

Hall Payne recognised as one of Australia’s leading employment law firms

For as long as it has been measured, Hall Payne has featured as one of Australia’s leading employment law firms. The accolade comes alongside recognition of Principals John Payne and…

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Federal Court finds CFMEU has right to hold discussions in crib room

Federal Court finds CFMEU has right to hold discussions in crib room

The Federal Court has approved the CFMEU’s interpretation of the Fair Work Act, rejecting BMA’s arguments and finding the union had a right to hold discussion in the dragline’s crib…

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Hall Payne recommended among the leading employment lawyers in Sydney

Hall Payne recommended among the leading employment lawyers in Sydney

It has been a steady rise for Hall Payne’s NSW office, having been recommended among the leading employment lawyers in Sydney after only 2 years.

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Hall Payne recognised among Queensland’s best employment lawyers for 6th year in a row

Hall Payne recognised among Queensland’s best employment lawyers for 6th year in a row

For the sixth year running, Hall Payne has been recognised as one of Queensland’s leading employment law firms, and make up the majority of the best employment lawyers working for…

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Undertakings Deemed Insufficient as Agreement fails Better Off Overall Test

Undertakings Deemed Insufficient as Agreement fails Better Off Overall Test

After more than two years of proceedings, the Full Bench of the Fair Work Commission has held that undertakings will not resolve deficiencies where an Agreement fails the Better Off…

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The Medical Assessment Tribunal’s role in the WorkCover process: Is their decision always final?

The Medical Assessment Tribunal’s role in the WorkCover process: Is their decision always final?

The Queensland Industrial Relations Commission has held that the decisions of the Medical Assessment Tribunal are only ‘final’ if they relate to ‘medical matters’.

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Rare QCAT Costs Order awarded against NMBA after refusal to settle

Rare QCAT Costs Order awarded against NMBA after refusal to settle

Our client admitted allegations of professional misconduct brought by the Nurisng and Midwifery Board of Australia (NMBA) and sought to settle the matter. The NMBA refused, with the matter going…

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No “second bite of the cherry” for workers’ comp injuries rejected by Insurer

No “second bite of the cherry” for workers’ comp injuries rejected by Insurer

The Supreme Court of Queensland has held that workers who sustain multiple injuries cannot claim common law damages for injuries rejected by Insurer. In the case of Connor v Queensland…

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