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There is no legal professional privilege for those whose documents are stolen and released into the public domain
20-12-19Glencore International AG v Commissioner of Taxation  HCA ('Glencore') raises the issue of whether a claim of legal professional privilege can itself amount to an equitable cause of action.
Changes to Rights and Entitlements of Queensland Workers suffering a Psychological Condition
15-11-19Workers suffering psychological injuries may be the major beneficiaries of recent amendments to the Workers’ Compensation and Rehabilitation Act 2003 that were implemented following a five yearly review of the operation of Queensland workers’ compensation scheme.
Lawright Legal Walk 2018
15-05-18A big thank you to all our supporters for donating to the 2018 LawRight Legal Walk. We are thrilled to fundraise for this worthwhile cause and help those who do not have access to justice.
LawRight Legal Walk Fundraising Raffle
LawRight Legal Walk 2017
17-05-17Brrr! Despite an early start on a chilly morning, the MurphySchmidt team put on their best walking shoes yesterday for LawRight’s Legal Walk 2017.
Supreme Court of Queensland re-visits Maggs v RACQ Insurance Limited
01-11-16In addition to Supreme Court’s inherent jurisdiction, the Courts are conferred with extensive legislative powers to protect the interests of minors. In damages claims, this jurisdiction is most commonly exercised in the sanction of settlements.
HIGH COURT PROVIDES CLARITY FOR VICTIMS OF INSTITUTIONAL ABUSE: “THE RELEVANT APPROACH”
12-10-16A difficult issue which confronts many victims of childhood abuse is identifying the correct respondent against whom they can pursue a claim and whether that respondent has assets to meet a judgment. For this reason, one of the first steps we take on behalf of clients is to investigate whether the perpetrator of the abuse was employed by, or associated with, an institution which may have been directly or vicariously liable for the perpetrator’s conduct.
WELCOME REFORMS FOR VICTIMS OF CHILDHOOD SEXUAL ABUSE
19-08-16On 16 August 2016 the Queensland Government tabled the Limitation of Actions (Institutional Child Sexual Abuse) and Other Legislation Amendment Bill 2016 (“the Bill”). The Bill is an important first step for childhood victims of sexual abuse and advocates for the reform of institutional abuse claims.
MurphySchmidt "Pink Buns" Morning Tea
05-05-16MurphySchmidt recently hosted a casual morning tea session with all staff to support the Breast Cancer Network Australia’s 2016 Pink Bun Campaign.
19-05-15The District Court in Townsville recently found in favour of a MurphySchmidt client who was assaulted in the course of her employment as a police officer in North-Western Queensland.