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State of the nation: a guide to personal injury claims in Australia – updated for 2023-24

We’re delighted to share W+K’s State of the nation 2023-24 – our guide to different procedural rules, limitation periods, assessment of damages and recent cases for personal injury claims in each Australian state. Assessments of damages in personal injury claims and the apportionment of damages in property damage/economic loss claims in Australia are governed by different State legislation and regimes. Building upon our inaugural State of the nation report released ...

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Lehrmann vs. Queensland Police – guidance from the Supreme Court of Queensland on non-publication orders and judicial review

By: Georgie Austin, Zoë Burchill Lehrmann v Queensland Police Service & Ors [2023] QSC 238   At a glance In late October 2023, former liberal staffer Bruce Lehrmann failed in his bid to obtain a non-publication order over his identity as a defendant in criminal proceedings for charges of rape. This article examines the decision of Justice Peter Applegarth of the Supreme Court of Queensland and provides the key takeaways ...

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Wotton + Kearney continues to grow cyber advisory practice with special counsel

Wotton + Kearney is pleased to announce the continued growth of its advisory arm of the firm’s Cyber & Technology practice with the hire of special counsel, Nick Martin. Nick joins the firm from EY Law after previously spending a decade in MinterEllison's technology practice. Nick specialises in cybersecurity and technology law, including major cyber risk management advice and technology projects. He has extensive experience across cyber readiness, data and ...

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