Child Sexual Abuse Compensation

Following recommendations made by the Royal Commission into Institutional Response to Child Sexual Abuse, the National Compensation Scheme was introduced in July 2018. Since the commencement of the scheme there has been: over 5,290 applications. 708 payments. 98 offers of redress; and the scheme is still processing over 3,470 applications. While… >

Defamation – Rebel with a cause

The highly publicised case of Rebel Wilson v Bauer Media has recently come to its conclusion in the Supreme Court of Victoria, with the Hollywood Star winning her defamation suit against the magazine publisher. In various articles published in 2015 by Woman’s Day, Woman’s Weekly, OK Magazine and New Weekly,… >

Surveillance and Recording Devices

Frequently people ask about their ability to record other individuals when gathering evidence for various types of legal disputes. Most people are likely to be unaware that there is legislation which controls lawful recording of individuals. The current legislation dealing with this issue is the Listening and Surveillance Devices Act 1972 (SA), although… >