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The State Government is being urged to break its silence and identify Gold Coast buildings it knows contain highly flammable material linked to high-rise fires in ­Melbourne and Dubai.

Brisbane compensation law expert Mark O’Connor said the state’s reported refusal to identify the buildings containing cheap Chinese-made aluminium cladding linked to high...

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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...

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Motorists and cyclists are being warned that after a two year trial the State Government is keeping the controversial road rule dictating safe distances between cars and bicycles.

Brisbane compensation law expert Kevin Barratt said the rule required a minimum distance between cars and cyclists. Drivers and cyclists should be aware that motorists must stay wider of the rider by giving a...

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Australia’s insurance industry should go under the microscope of a Royal Commission after the revelations that insurance giant CommInsure used deceitful practices to deny valid insurance claims.

Brisbane compensation law expert Mark O’Connor said the deceitful practices were more endemic than people realised with insurers using every trick in the book to deny payouts....

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Lawyers Weekly

Calls from a Queensland Coroner for tougher penalties on pool fencing could prevent more deaths – yet introducing criminal charges may deny victims any chance of...

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It’s a workplace bullying case that defies logic yet an employer let it happen and it’s now costing them big money.

Now Brisbane compensation law expert Mark O’Connor says a Supreme Court judgement awarding a female labourer more than $1.3 million for the abuse she suffered is a hard reminder to all employers to enforce workplace anti-bullying policies.

A female...

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MEDIA RELEASE

They were one of the hot ticket gift items at Christmas and are loved by children, hobbyists, real estate agents and even the police but while there’s a lot of love for aerial drones, there are growing safety warnings too.

Brisbane lawyer Mark O’Connor says not many people seem to have thought about what happens if a drone falls out of the sky and...

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MEDIA RELEASE

Queensland needs urgent new laws to ensure big trucks have devices fitted to cover blind spots, because cyclists and motorcyclists are being killed due to poor vehicle visibility.

That’s a recommendation from the Queensland Coroner who wants heavy vehicles barred from the roads unless they are fitted with devices to warn the driver of any obstacles or other road...

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Brisbane law firm Bennett & Philp Lawyers has achieved significant rankings across several categories in the prestigious 2015 Doyle’s Guide to the Legal Profession.

The firm is named in the 2015 Guide as a leader in the fields of medical negligence compensation, motor vehicle accident compensation and workplace compensation. These add to the firm also recently named...

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