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Loss Of Consortium

Damages for loss of consortium?

‘Loss of consortium’ is a common law head of damages that allows a husband to claim compensation for loss of certain marital rights/services, in circumstances where his wife has suffered injury resulting from the wrongful act of another. It is …

What Is A Vexatious Litigant ?

When Enough is Enough: The Vexatious Litigant

A vexatious litigant is someone who persistently commences court action solely to harass another, or for an ulterior purpose. Litigation may be classified as vexatious where it is repetitive, burdensome and/or meritless.

The Supreme Court (the Court) on its own …

What do AVO, APVO and ADVO mean?

Here we outline the difference between the different types of apprehended violence orders, namely AVO, APVO and ADVO.

Apprehended Violence Orders (AVOs)

AVOs are court orders designed to protect individuals from violence, threats and harassment.

In NSW the Crimes (Domestic

Physician Assisted Dying

Physician assisted dying: updated

Up until recently, physician assisted dying has been a somewhat taboo topic in Australia. Whilst the topic it is still met with some controversy, last year Victoria passed the Voluntary Assisted Dying Act 2017 (“the Act”). This Act is the …

Access To Medical Records

Access to my hospital or doctor’s medical records

Accessing Personal Medical Records

In New South Wales the general position is that a health practitioner or organisation is said to own the medical records they create. However, in most cases a person is still able to access their personal …