JULY GD NEWSLETTER

Are the Terms in place – Indemnities and Uncertainties
Class Actions and Legal Expense Insurance Times are Changing
Insurance policy covers omission as well as negligent acts
Customer or Employee –  it makes all the difference
Centrelink carer’s allowance – is it indicative of capacity

Construction Roundup

Practical completion not retrospective
The Zepinics formally declared to be vexatious litigants

Employment Roundup

Dismissal from employment due to inappropriate use of a workplace email system
Misconduct trumps redundancy entitlement
Varying redundancy pay

Workers Compensation Roundup

The threshold for “workers with high needs” and secondary psychological injury
Performance appraisals and psychological injury

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JUNE GD NEWSLETTER

Actions against insurers rather than an insured in NSW
Fire & Emergency services Levy in NSW – Government announces a change of plans
Reasonable actions by Councils – the power of section 43A
Shining a light on obvious risk and an occupiers liability

Construction Roundup

Home warranty insurance and indemnity deeds
Effect of contractual deeming provisions on security of payment claims

Employment Roundup

Reduction of redundancy pay and acceptable employment
Qualifying period for unfair dismissal protection

Workers Compensation Roundup

Section 67 is alive and well
Injury is the only factor to be determined
The difficulties in striking out a Pre-Filing Statement

 

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MAY GD NEWSLETTER

Recommended changes to ACL
Brothel owner wins appeal against insurer
How far will the NDIS go for a participant
Is a claim for loss of dependency an apportionable claim?

Construction Roundup

Is a consultant liable for following instructions?
Does a builder owe a duty of care to a lessee for pure economic loss

Employment Roundup

Inherent requirements v Reasonable adjustments

Workers Compensation Roundup

I can’t hear you… – Time limits in Industrial Deafness Claims
15% WPI and other body parts. Off you go to Arbitration first

CTP Roundup

Cars, horses, duty and causation

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APRIL GD NEWSLETTER

NSW CTP Reform
Driver of forklift not the owner’s agent
Court refuses leave to join insurer
Is PTSD a bodily injury?
Labour hire employer liable

Construction Roundup

Service of formal documents by UBS stick not acceptable
Sequestration to enforce adjudication judgments

Employment Roundup

Re-instatement of injured workers – reason for dismissal is crucial

Workers Compensation Roundup

Parliamentary review into the Worker’s Compensation Scheme
Reasonable actions by employers – a medical issue not just a factual one

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March GD News 2017

No liability for criminal conduct – Optus overturned
Damages for nuisance and appropriate expert evidence
Dual insurance and worker’s compensation
Court rejects Council’s defense under section 45 CLA
Time is the thief of memory
Labour hire employer found liable

Construction Roundup

Back to the status quo in challenging adjudicator’s determinations

Employment Roundup

Penalty rates decision
Lack of procedural fairness causes dismissal for a valid reason to be unreasonable

Workers Compensation Roundup

One claim for permanent impairment – what are the limits?
Was he a worker or not?
To scar or not to scar? That is the permanent impairment question

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FEBRUARY GD NEWS 2017

Assessing Compensation to Relatives claims in the 21st Century
Apportioning liability between a host and direct employer
Landscape architect found liable for injury in garden bed
Accidents involving forklifts – stationary or being driven?

Construction Roundup

The Construction version of the chicken and egg resolved at last by High Court
The importance of precision in financial instruments

Employment Roundup

Pay for a day not worked
Employers should tread carefully when terminating employees on parental leave

Workers Compensation Roundup

Pre-approval of medical expenses – a toothless tiger
Workers Compensation amending regulations costs and weekly payments

CTP Roundup
What happened – motor vehicle accident or something else?

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