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Queensland should match a New South Wales law change and remove restrictive time limits for certain sexual and physical abuse compensation claims.
Brisbane compensation law expert Mark O’Connor says the NSW State parliament has voted to remove the limitation periods that have previously blocked claims made more than...Read more
A victim of domestic violence in Victoria who has sued her attacker for compensation might encourage victims in Queensland to also seek redress but lawyer Mark O’Connor says it all comes down to the assailant’s ability to pay.
The Victorian victim was awarded $80,000 for pain and suffering in the civil division of the Melbourne County Court after she sued her former de facto for a...Read more
Mark O'Connor comments in the Brisbane Times on February 9, 2014 -
The methods of hotel crowd controllers have come under fire from one Brisbane lawyer, who believes the crackdown on alcohol-fuelled violence should take into account approaches used in handling intoxicated patrons.
Compensation lawyer Mark O'Connor says a legal loophole currently allows hotels to dodge...Read more
Employers are generally liable for the acts of their employees.
This is known as vicarious liability but it only applies if the employee is acting within the scope of their employment. The other manner in which an employer might be held liable for an act of one of its employees, even if that act is illegal, would be if the employer was...Read more