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Proportionate liability under Commonwealth legislation: certainty at last

03-08-15 | Following the uncertainty created by the Full Federal Court, which delivered two conflicting judgments on the scope of proportionate liability regimes under Commonwealth legislation, the High Court has settled the matter.

Sparke Helmore welcomes workers' compensation partner in Sydney

31-07-15 | Sparke Helmore Lawyers is pleased to announce that Kerry Haddock has rejoined the firm as a partner in the Insurance Group in the Sydney office.

Alcohol and work functions can be a dangerous cocktail

24-07-15 | Many workplaces enjoy functions where alcohol is served, but some recent decisions establish that if an employer permits the alcohol to flow freely, then it may have to wear the liability for any inappropriate behaviour its intoxicated employees get up to.

Changes to service of summons and summons production expenses in the AAT

22-07-15 | Under the new Administrative Appeals Tribunal Regulation 2015, which came into effect on 1 July 2015, there is a welcome change from the previous costly requirement that a summons had to be personally served.

Common law rights restored under proposed Queensland workers' compensation amendments

16-07-15 | As anticipated, on 15 July the Queensland Government introduced into the Legislative Assembly the Workers' Compensation and Rehabilitation and Other Legislation Amendment Bill 2015, which amends the Workers' Compensation and Rehabilitation Act 2003 (WCRA).

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