Defamation on the Internet

We need to be careful of our actions on the internet or we could very well find our selves in hot water for defamation. The laws governing defamation on the internet are the same that govern defamation in other types of publications. In addition to liability for defamatory material on your own website, you can… Continue reading Defamation on the Internet

Compensation Awarded to Permanently Disabled Employees

Two workers were recently left permanently disabled following a 12 storey fall while inside a cleaning platform.  They plunged around 25 to 30 metres, hitting an awning above Pitt Street in Sydney.  The Court found that the employer was aware that a 10 year major inspection of the window cleaning platform was due but failed… Continue reading Compensation Awarded to Permanently Disabled Employees

Do you have a compensation claim for false arrest?

In a recent matter, we acted for a client who attended a Police Station in response to attempts by Police to contact him.  He was immediately arrested without warrant for alleged breach of an Apprehended Violence Order. The client agreed to participate in a recorded interview and was subsequently released approximately 1 hour and 20… Continue reading Do you have a compensation claim for false arrest?