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Looking to Koehler: How Queensland Courts are dealing with psychiatric injury claims arising out of the workplace

The purpose of this article is to analyse the recent trend of decisions made by Queensland courts about psychiatric injuries in the workplace, specifically what might be classified as claims for psychiatric injury arising from the performance of work duties.

The starting point of the analysis is the High Court decision in Koehler v Cerebos (Australia) Ltd [2005] HCA 15) (‘Koehler’).

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When Friendly Family Law Advice Becomes Costly Advice

Separation and family breakdowns

Nearly everyone knows someone who has been through, or is going through, a separation or divorce.

You may have even been through one yourself.

Unfortunately, the breakdown of families is becoming an increasingly common occurrence in society, and more and more people each year are navigating the extremely difficult area of family law.

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When Time Is Running Out: Section 31 Of The Limitations Of Actions Act In Personal Injury Claims

When making a claim for personal injury, there are strict time frames that govern whether you can or cannot make a claim.

However, it is important to also be aware of the legislative provision that enables an injured person to extend the limitation period in certain circumstances.

This article outlines what those circumstances are, and how the Court has applied the law in particular situations.

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Queensland is different from New South Wales (and not just because we produce better rugby league players…)

Football on kicking tee aimed at the uprights.

Up here, time is of the essence in our standard property contract.  This means if you are buying or selling a house, if you (or someone else, like your bank) does not do something on time, there can be serious consequences.

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Appointing an Enduring Power of Attorney

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The year 2020 has proven challenging for the world and has demonstrated that it may be impossible to predict what the future holds. This is why it is just as important, if not more important, to appoint an Enduring Power of Attorney, as it is to make a Will.  Accident, injury and illness are unfortunately common, and can leave you without capacity, and without the ability to properly manage your affairs.  It is therefore necessary you appoint someone you trust to make decisions that are in your best interests, should something happen to you.

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Your community organisation and COVID-19: A public liability perspective

Local rugby union teams playing a game of Rugby.

What’s so important about community organisations?

The crucial role of community organisations in Australian society cannot be underestimated during the best of times.  After all, there are approximately 257,000 non-profit organisations operating in Australia, according to a recent review by the Australian Government’s Treasury Department.

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