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In Memoriam, the Honourable Patrick Keane AC KC presented the inaugural Bruce McPherson CBE Memorial Lecture on ‘Christian Inspiration and Constitutional Insights‘ on 21 March 2024 at the Banco Court, Supreme Court Brisbane, QEII Courts of Law: The Honourable Bruce McPherson CBE Memorial Lecture 2024    
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My Damages Calculator App has been withdrawn and replaced with the following: Actuarial Multiplier Weekly Sum Calculator Deferred Weekly Sum Actuarial Calculator Deferred Lump Sum Actuarial Calculator  
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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