Corney & Lind Blogs

We aim to deliver Just, Redemptive Outcomes®

Setting Aside Deeds of Settlement in Child Sexual Abuse Claims

In a significant decision regarding historical child sexual abuse claims in Australia, the Supreme Court of Victoria has permitted a former altar boy to proceed with his claim for compensation against the Catholic church despite receiving a prior settlement in 1996. This Court formed this view on the basis that it was “just and reasonable”

Read More »

What is a primary carer in family law?

A primary carer in family law is the person with whom the child spends the most time with. Most often, this is a parent, however, a primary carer can also be a child’s grandparents, aunts, and uncles.   In some parenting matters, the court may need to assess who a child’s primary carer is as this may assist the court in determining

Read More »

Federal Court rules that Qantas aircraft engineers stand-downs was reasonable

Case: Qantas Airways Ltd v Australian Licensed Aircraft Engineers Association (No 3) [2020] FCA 1428 Qantas Airways have had a significant win against the unions this week with the Federal Court ruling that the airlines decision to stand down hundreds of aircraft engineers without pay during the COVID-19 pandemic was due to no fault of the airline.

Read More »

Case Note – University of Queensland & Anor v Y [2020] QCA 216

The recent case of University of Queensland & Anor v Y [2020] QCA 216 provides an insight into the prospects of contractual obligations of learning institutions for students who have since left or graduated. The implications of this decision of the Queensland Court of Appeal extends widely to learning, religious and incorporated bodies and prompts

Read More »

Falls in the Workplace

Falls in the workplace resulting in injuries are not uncommon and compensation claims are a foreseeable consequence of these falls. Whilst it is recognised that an employer owes a duty of care to its employees, there are circumstances where courts will refrain from attributing the fall and any resulting injuries to the employer. One such

Read More »

Corney & Lind Archives

 

Child Support

Divorce

Domestic & Family Violence 

Financial Agreements 

International Family Law

Parenting 

Property Settlements

Separation