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AB v State of Queensland & Anor  QCA 109
11-11-22A recent decision of the Queensland Court of Appeal has revisited section 30 of the Limitation of Actions Act 1974 (Qld). Robyn Hala, our Senior Associate, summarises the decision.
Tapp v Australian Bushmen's Campdraft & Rodeo Association Limited  HCA 11
29-06-22Caitlin Wright, Law Graduate, comments on a recent High Court decision which has significant ramifications for organisers of recreational activities.
Our response to COVID-19
15-12-21Like many businesses, we are adopting a policy to safeguard the health of our employees and their families; our clients and visitors; and the community from infectious diseases such as COVID-19 that may be reduced by vaccinations.
Celebrating 10-years with MurphySchmidt
23-08-21Senior Associate Robyn Hala celebrates her 10-year anniversary since joining the firm in August 2011.
Appointment of new partner
01-07-21The Partners of MurphySchmidt are very pleased to announce the appointment of Sebastian Olsen as a Partner of the firm.
Gerry Murphy's 60th Admission Anniversary
10-05-21Gerry Murphy celebrates the 60th anniversary of his admission as a solicitor on 9 May.
Is it really a tale of two speeches?: The impact of differing extrinsic materials on setting aside a previous settlement.
18-11-20A recent decision of the Victorian Supreme Court has added further clarity to the vexed issue of setting aside previous settlements in abuse claims. This case summary by Brendan Ezzy provides a useful guide to the decision and its consequences.
When is it just and reasonable to set aside a previous settlement of a claim relating to child sexual abuse?
28-09-20Court of Appeal confirms the significance of the expiration of limitation period materially affecting the quantum of the settlement and the decision to enter into the settlement
Implications of not complying with an obligation of disclosure
18-05-20One of our solicitors, Jena Catford, comments on a recent Queensland Supreme Court decision that demonstrates the consequences that can arise from failure to obtain and disclose discoverable documents in a timely way.
Changes to the Motor Accident Insurance Act 1994 in response to Claim Farming
20-12-19On 24 July 2018, Queensland Parliament announced it would introduce legislation to address the growing problem of claim farming in Queensland. The proposed amendment Bill (Motor Accident Insurance and Other Legislation Amendment Bill 2019), was tabled in Parliament by the Honourable Jackie Trad MP on 14 June 2019 and proposed various amendments to the Motor Accident Insurance Act 1994 (Qld) in order to address the issue of claim farming. The Bill was passed on 26 November 2019 and the amendments came into effect on 5 December 2019.