Wednesday, 13 January 2021
BEFORE INSTITUTING LEGAL PROCEEDINGS SEEKING MONETARY DAMAGES, CONSIDER YOUR POSITION CAREFULLY. A recent defamation case in which the plaintiff was awarded only $100 in damages serves as a pertinent and timely reminder to those persons who have been defamed on Facebook or other social media platforms, and are considering instituting legal proceedings, to ensure that
Thursday, 17 December 2020
It was decided 410 years ago, in the English case of Aldred’s Case (1610) 9 Co Rep 57B, that a landowner isn’t entitled to any legal remedy at common law if trees obstruct the landowner’s view. This position was adopted by Australia in 1973. Some 400 years later, the Neighbourhood Disputes (Dividing Fences and Trees)
Monday, 07 December 2020
On 1 October 2020, some changes were made to the Queensland Building and Construction Commission Act 1991 (Qld) (the QBCC Act), the Building Industry Fairness (Security of Payment) Act 2017 (QLD) (the BIF Act) and the Building Act 1975 (Qld) (the Building Act). These changes are very important for those who work in the building
Thursday, 03 September 2020
A recent Fair Work Commission decision highlights the need for employers to take care when terminating an employee following an extended probationary period. In Natasha-Anne Werner v St Michael’s Association [2020] FWC 2896, the employer had extended the employee’s 6-month probation period for a further 3 and a half months. On the last day of the extended