Are you the owner of rural land in Queensland which is subject to Coal Seam Gas (CSG) petroleum exploration and production? If so, you may want to revisit the terms of the land access agreements you have signed with CSG companies to make sure you do not foot the bill for any increased rates, fees and charges applied to their properties arising from CSG activity taking place on your land.
If you hold insurance over rural property on which coal seam gas (CSG) infrastructure is located, then you will no doubt be aware through various media reports of changes some insurance companies are making as to what coverage they will or will not offer with respect to such properties.
Jessica Spencer was admitted to practice in the Supreme Court of Queensland, amidst the unforeseen circumstances surrounding COVID-19, which affected individuals, businesses, agencies and courts in unprecedented ways.
The Personal Injuries team, led by Director Kym Cavanagh, have received fantastic news of judgement in favour of their client, the defendant employer today. The full judgment of the District Court of Queensland is below.
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Recently the Federal Court of Australia upheld an earlier judgment which had held that workers, employed as casuals, were entitled to paid leave.
This article summarises the Canadian cases Ribeiro v Wright, 2020 ONSC 1829 (CanLII) and Smith v Sieger, 2020 ONSC 1681 (CanLII) which both dealt with parenting arrangements in the circumstances of COVID-19.
It is understandable if you are currently concerned about your health and well-being, as well as that of your loved ones and elders. Many of us are also considering whether our Wills and Powers of Attorney are up to date.
For several years the Women Lawyers Association Queensland Inc. (WLAQ) celebrates International Women’s Day by releasing an annual WLAQ Inspo List.
We are proud to announce that Senior Associate Bonnie O’Brien has been named on the list this year!
26 out of 34 members of the Hede Byrne & Hall team are women, that’s over 76% of the firm. Many of the women here are Solicitors, Senior Associate Lawyers, or hold unique positions such as Special Counsel or Partner/Director such as Waanda McCarthy and Kym Cavanagh. It’s no wonder a request for ‘cupcakes’ to celebrate International Women’s Day would not go unnoticed here!
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A recent decision of the West Australian Estate Administrative Tribunal has raised doubts in what was previously thought to be a settled area of the law.