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Carroll & O'Dea
These two decisions are of interest, but this "pathway" would benefit from judicial consideration at the appellate level.
Clyde & Co
The end of 2019 saw three medical negligence judgments handed down by the Supreme Courts of New South Wales and Victoria, and the Western Australian Court of Appeal.
Sydney Criminal Lawyers
Article discusses negligence case that was resolved at the end of last year.
Bartier Perry
Royal commissions and public inquiries attract considerable media attention and focus on the rights of the consumer.
Stacks Law Firm
Interesting article about a tragic case where a patient who became blind & deaf from meningitis sues her doctor.
Carroll & O'Dea
Case discussion - did a hospital fail in its duty of care when failing to take precautions and initiate medical treatment?
Stacks Law Firm
The patient sued the hospital where the hernia repair operation had taken place, in both battery and medical negligence.
Colin Biggers & Paisley
Recent case regarding negligence in handling a will dispute reminds us of the standard of duty of care for lawyers.
Stacks Law Firm
Interesting medico-legal case deciding whether or not a neurosurgeon was negligent.
Carroll & O'Dea
The court considered the "irrational exception" to the "widely accepted practice" provision in professional negligence.
Clyde & Co
The first seven days of evidence in the coronial inquest into the deaths of four members of the public (Roozi Araghi, Luke Dorsett, Kate Goodchild and Cindy Low) ...
Colin Biggers & Paisley
The lawyers had breached their duty of care, so the prime issue was the applicable law for the assessment of damages.
Sparke Helmore Lawyers
The article examines cases from courts in England and Australia regarding medical manslaughter and medical negligence.
Carroll & O'Dea
Article discusses how the law, perhaps like medicine, seems easy enough to apply in many, but not all, circumstances.
Carroll & O'Dea
Medical manslaughter laws in UK and Australia are in principle the same but Australians are less willingness to prosecute. .
Clyde & Co
In Drew v Patricks Stevedores Holdings Pty Limited (No 2) [2017] VSC 352, the Supreme Court of Victoria considered whether Mr Drew's claim for compensation against his former employer...
Norton Rose Fulbright Australia
In Australia, the defence allows a professional to defend a negligence claim if conduct is endorsed by a body of peers.
Pointon Partners
Lawyers and advisors who don't advise their clients to obtain tax advice may be found liable for professional negligence.
Norton Rose Fulbright Australia
The doctrine of advocate's immunity has been abolished in the UK and New Zealand, and its scope is limited in Australia.
Norton Rose Fulbright Australia
The High Court found that advocate's immunity did not apply to this claim for negligent advice not to settle a case.
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