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Recent developments in birth claims: wrongful birth and home birth

By newseditor on Thursday, November 10, 2016

Are birth claims on the rise in Australia?

Class actions now possible in Queensland

By newseditor on Friday, November 11, 2016

On 8 November 2016, the Queensland Parliament passed legislation that institutes a class action procedure into the Queensland Supreme Court. This legislation amends the Civil Proceedings Act 2011 to allow representative proceedings to be brought if:

Sexual harassment and the new era of high stakes damages

By newseditor on Thursday, November 17, 2016

"Sexual harassment is currently very topical and not just thanks to Donald Trump," said Lander & Rogers Partner Derek Humphery-Smith[our-people/derek-humphery-smith/]. Humphery-Smith was speaking at a client briefing on workplace sexual harassment.

A recent judgment by the Full Court of the Family Court of Australia has clarified the test for having a Financial Agreement set aside on the grounds of duress.

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