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Year in review – major developments in abuse law

By: Patrick Thompson and Gemma Burke Close to 10 years after the Royal Commission handed down its final report, civil claims for damages arising from child abuse remain a contested, difficult, but important area of law. As more claims are advanced that push against the margins, obtaining clear guidance from the Courts is critical to practitioners on both sides. We have assembled a collection of case notes of interest that ...

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First company and director convicted under Victoria’s workplace manslaughter laws

By: Chris Spain and Petra Kolovos At a glance Victoria’s workplace manslaughter laws came into effect in 2020. The laws carry a maximum penalty of 25 years’ jail for individuals and fines in excess of $19 million for companies. On 19 February 2024, the Victorian Supreme Court delivered the first sentences under the workplace manslaughter laws following the death of a factory worker in a forklift accident in October 2021. ...

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Gender Pay Gap Statement

Over the past five years, Wotton + Kearney has embarked on a deliberate journey to improve gender equity. Our journey has been guided by an unwavering commitment to fostering a culture of inclusion and belonging for our people aligned to our purpose: to create a place of work where everyone can thrive. A cornerstone of this commitment is our approach to addressing and reducing the gender pay gap. Despite our ...

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