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I tripped on a footpath. I can sue the council, right?

I tripped on a footpath. I can sue the council, right?

The short answer is, you can try, but you may not succeed. With the introduction of the Civil Liability Act 2003 (Qld), following the collapse of FAI & HIH Insurance, and the events of 11 September 2001, the Government effectively granted a high level of immunity to local authorities such as the Council and the Department of Main Roads.

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Saturday 5th August 2017     Sue, Litigation, Personal Injury


To Trial? Or Not To Trial?

To Trial? Or Not To Trial?

Although we always endeavour to settle claims on very good terms, primarily to avoid the expense of litigation for our clients, unfortunately if the opposition has an obstinate attitude, there is no option other than to take the matter to trial.

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Monday 31st July 2017     Trial, Litigation, Mediation, Court

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