By

davidcormack
I will be presenting at the QLS Symposium on 8 March 2024 in the Personal Injuries stream (5D). The session will discuss the landmark High Court decision of GLJ v The Trustees of the Roman Catholic Church for the Diocese of Lismore [2023] HCA 32 and its impact on claims for abuse victims. I will...
Read More
The Honourable Bruce McPherson served as one of the inaugural Judges of the permanent Queensland Court of Appeal (1991 – 2006), Senior Puisne Judge, Supreme Court of Queensland (1990-1991) and Judge, Supreme Court of Queensland (1982 – 1990). His Honour was also the inaugural President of the Christian Lawyers Society. In Memoriam, the Hon. Patrick...
Read More
Mt Owen Pty Ltd v Parkes [2023] NSWCA 77 The Court of Appeal dismissed an appeal by Mt Owen against an order for damages of $2,050,953 due to a workplace injury caused by an incident at the Glendell coal mine. Mr Parkes, whom Titan Technicians Enterprise Pty Ltd employed, was injured when his co–worker, Mr...
Read More
Thirty years today since I was admitted to the Roll of the Supreme Court and admission to practice. The journey after Articles was as a solicitor in regional Queensland, Cairns, Mareeba and Toowoomba before returning to Brisbane and In-House counsel at WorkCover Queensland. Since 2009, the private bar as a barrister. I’m indebted to the...
Read More
I will present at the QLS Symposium 2023 – Foreseeability & causation issues in emerging occupational diseases & cancers on 10 March 2023. The past decade has seen the reemergence of “Black Lung” and a range of silica-related diseases from engineered and manufactured stone products. It has also heralded the introduction of workers’ compensation claims...
Read More
Anderson v Pickles Auctions Pty Ltd [2022] QSC 265 Cooper J was asked to review a cost assessor’s decision regarding a claim under the Workers’ Compensation and Rehabilitation Act 2003 (WCRA) and costs under the Regulation.  The claim was compromised before trial, and the parties executed a Release and Discharge, which stated the defendant would...
Read More
Laing v Jones [2022] QSC 234 The plaintiff lived on the Sunshine Coast and was injured in a motor vehicle collision in Townsville but filed her claim in the Cairns Supreme Court. The second defendant objected to the trial in Cairns and filed an application under Rule 39 of the Uniform Civil Procedure Rules 1999...
Read More
I refer you to the article in Proctor about the upcoming visit to Australia by Andy Corley, CEO of Prison Fellowship International, to share his experiences of restorative justice globally. The breakfast is on 2 November 2022 at 7 am. Learn more about Prison Fellowship Australia or book a ticket to the event. David Cormack Brisbane Barrister & Mediator
Read More
I refer to my earlier post, and by way of an update note, the High Court granted special leave for the employer to appeal on 16 September 2022. Extract from the application for special leave to appeal: EDELMAN J:   So, there had to be a tort that was found by the employee and it was...
Read More
1 2 3 164

Recent Comments

    Archives

    Categories