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A fall from a ladder resulted in liability against a manufacturer under the Australian Consumer Law with a finding of 30% contributory negligence

The Court of Appeal found that a ladder had a safety defect, which caused the appellant to fall, such that the manufacturer was liable for damages under section 138 of the Australian Consumer Law.
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Partner, Dr Tim Channon interviewed by the Daily Telegraph in relation to the District Court

Partner, Dr Tim Channon, was recently interviewed by the Daily Telegraph in relation to if the District Court had jurisdiction to hear commercial cases over the past 20 years.
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Recognised Leaders, Respected Performance

This year, we are proud to have had 6 of our experts showcased in the following listings and would like to congratulate them on this recognition.  
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New Hicksons Video Unveiled!

This video promotes our firm's transformation, future direction and bring the business culture to 'life', through our people's perspective and their real-world experiences, emphasising our investment and support into our people.
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Satisfying the ‘consequential injury’ threshold: When is a consequential injury not a consequential injury?

Injured worker’s entitlements to many compensation entitlements are intricately linked to various WPI thresholds
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Hicksons 2018 Health Law Forum Wrap Up

On Tuesday 18 September 2018, we had the pleasure of hosting the Hicksons 2018 Health Law Forum. The Health Law Forum Wrap Up includes a short summary of each of the speaker’s presentations.
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Further Thoughts on the District Court’s power to determine “Commercial” Matters

There has been a further Supreme Court decision regarding the legislative anomaly which has created great uncertainty over the power of the District Court to determine “Commercial” matters. 
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Procedural Fairness: What you plead v The “But I wanted to say something else” Excuse

Procedural fairness requires a court or tribunal to give each party an equal say. However, the New South Wales Civil and Administrative Tribunal Appeal Panel’s (‘Appeal Panel’) recent decision has taken an expansive view of what justice requires to allow a party to adequately plead its case. The Appeal Panel decided that a tribunal cannot give judgment in a matter if they could have reasonably expected a party to make further submissions.
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25 year old federal government documents protected under the national security exemption of the Freedom of Information Act

In the matter of Oz and Department of Defence (Freedom of Information) [2018] AICmr 49 (22 March 2018), Oz (the Applicant) sought access to documents created some 25 years ago.
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Modern Slavery: the implications for your business

NSW has passed the Modern Slavery Act 2018 (NSW) (the NSW Act) and the Modern Slavery Bill 2018 (Cth) (the Cth Bill) has passed the House of Representatives and will now go before the Senate.  
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Hicksons shortlisted for the prestigious Women in Law Awards!

We are excited to share that three of the Hicksons team have been selected as finalists for the Lawyers Weekly Women in Law Awards 2018.
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What happens when data is breached?

In February 2017, Federal Parliament passed the Privacy Amendment (Notifiable Data Breaches) Act 2017, and a year later – in February 2018 – the Notifiable Data Breaches Scheme (NDBS) came into effect. 
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Capitalise on opportunity - Hicksons article featured in Newcastle Herald, 29 September 2018

Australia's skilled visa migration program should, and often does, play a crucial role in assisting Australian businesses to fill identified skills shortages and improve their business productivity, but applying for and obtaining Australian visas is a complex process and potentially expensive if not navigated successfully.
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Walking (and lifting) a mile in a worker’s shoes. Hicksons get assessed!

Our newest Partner, Doyle Myles, recently attended a full physical and functional assessment to gain a better understanding of a worker's experience when they are participating in assessments for the claims process or litigation.

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