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So you made a frivolous post on social media one night not thinking beyond the moment and never realising it could one day be used in evidence in court against you, or cost you your job.

Brisbane lawyers Trent Johnson and Michael Coates say increasingly, social media posts are being used as evidence in compensation and employment law matters, because courts can and do order people to...

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Prominent Brisbane injury compensation lawyer Mark O’Connor wants a tough crackdown on dodgy accident claims harvesters, whose behaviour threatens the viability of Queensland’s envied CTP scheme.

Unscrupulous “claims farmers” are somehow accessing insurance company data and then selling the prospective claims to interstate lawyers who in turn badger people involved in...

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Reports of huge payouts in certain Queensland injury compensation cases may confuse potential claimants expecting a big payday for their claim.

Brisbane injury compensation law expert Trent Johnson said a recent report that the State Government has to pay a 70-year-old woman more than half a million dollars over a paramedic’s negligence case, was an example of the sort of confusion the...

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A director of Bennett & Philp Lawyers has called for greater legislation...

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Changes to Queensland laws to do away with restrictive time limits for certain child sexual and physical abuse compensation claims don’t go far enough and should be amended as a priority in 2017.

That’s the view of Brisbane injury compensation law specialist Trent Johnson who said recent legislation passed by the Queensland State Parliament, while removing the existing time limits for...

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Injury compensation law Accredited Specialist Trent Johnson has joined Brisbane firm Bennett & Philp Lawyers as a Director.

Mr Johnson, who has worked in top-tier personal injuries firms for over 14 years, was most recently with Maurice Blackburn Lawyers as a Senior Associate in personal injury claims.

He was born and educated in Queensland and graduated from Queensland...

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A Brisbane injury compensation law expert has some advice for people who lodge bogus or exaggerated compo claims- don’t be surprised if the insurers hire private detectives to spy on you.

Covert surveillance of injury compo claimants is more widespread than people realise but lawyer Mark O’Connor says those who have lodged a genuine claim have nothing to fear.

His remarks come...

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Two bills currently before the Queensland State Parliament give hope that shortly, in Queensland, victims of historical abuse will have the opportunity to seek long...

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A Brisbane law firm has urged the Queensland government not to copy the compensation laws for motor vehicle injuries currently being planned in New South Wales, saying they will “devastate” victims’ lives....

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The Queensland Government is moving to do away with restrictive time limits for certain child sexual and physical abuse compensation claims, but while the law change is welcomed, it doesn’t go far enough,...

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