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Cruse v State of Victoria [2019] VSC 574 (27 August 2019)

Her Honour, Richards J, has awarded Robinson Gill client, Mr Ethan Cruse, $400,000 for the “abuse of power” he was subjected to on the evening of 18 April 2015 during a home raid carried out by specialists units of Victoria Police.


Opening the door on police’s duty of care

This article, ‘Opening the door on police’s duty of care’, by Yusur Al-Azzawi, first appeared in Precedent, the journal of the Australian Lawyers Alliance (ALA), issue 153, July/August 2019, pp22-6. It has been reproduced with the kind permission of both the author and the ALA.


Jennings v Police [2019] SASCF 93

In the Full Court decision, the appellant, Mr Jennings was successful in having a summary judgement against him quashed which had held his statement of claim for a negligence claim did not plead an arguable cause of action per rules 193 & 232 of the District Court Civil Rules 2006 (SA) (DCR).


Can secretly made audio or video recordings be used as evidence in Family Law proceedings?

In a recent South Australian case of Coulter & Coulter (No.2) [2019] FCCA 1290, the mother sought to introduce evidence of two video recordings she secretly made when the father attended changeover at her home, and two audio recordings that she made of private conversations between the children and the father.


Elderly Parents and Disabled Children

Elizabeth is 83 years old and she cares for her daughter Jane. Jane is 44 years old and has Downs syndrome. Jane still lives at home and depends on Elizabeth for her accommodation.


Explaining the four types of Powers of Attorney in Victoria

A general power of attorney authorises a person to act on your behalf. The scope of this authority and the duration of its effect will depend on the terms of the power as determined by you.


Summary of Judgement

Ms Attanayake’s lodged a WorkCover claim for anxiety and depression caused by sexual harassment, bullying and threats during her work.


Cyclists and TAC after 8 July 2014

Anna Vadaketh of Robinson Gill reported in a blog on 7 June 2018 about a proposed amendment to the Transport Accident Act (TAA), which governs TAC claims. We are pleased to advise that this has now come into effect.


Executor duties

An executor is the person named in the deceased testator’s Will as the person they want to be in charge of dealing with their estate after their death.


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