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  • 28 Jun2016

    June has been a busy month for the judiciary

    Written by: Julie Somerville, Principal Seems it's not just lawyers who are pedalling hard to get to the end of the financial year - June has seen several decisions handed down in the NSW  Supreme Court which will be of interest to litigators, particularly those practising...
  • 22 Jun2016

    Three things The Children’s Hospital taught me about mediation

    Written by: Julie Somerville, Principal Principal Julie Somerville reflects on her personal experience at The Children's Hospital in Sydney: So we are nearing the end of our second week immersed in the foreign world of The Children's Hospital. That's nothing to some families who are here for...
  • 25 May2016

    Cosmetic surgery ‘blunders’ – will the new guidelines assist?

    Written by: Julie Somerville, Principal We have all seen the tabloid media headlines and Facebook pictures of cosmetic surgery disasters. Most frequently it seems to be fillers gone wrong or over zealous sculpting with the scalpel. However, there have also, tragically, been instances when patients...
  • 11 May2016

    High Court reaffirms advocate’s immunity in Australia

    Written by: Julie Somerville The doctrine of advocate’s immunity provides an advocate (whether that be a solicitor or a barrister) with immunity for any claims that may be brought arising out of the advocate’s conduct of litigation. In the UK and NZ the doctrine...
  • 2 May2016

    Would the Federal Government’s cyber “health check” have helped Gumtree?

    Written by: Julie Somerville Gumtree had the unenviable task this week of emailing all of its users the news every one loves to hear - their details have been hacked. It appears that Gumtree users' account information was compromised in a security attack whereby hackers accessed...

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