Tag archives: Expert Evidence

When is it reasonable to reject a costs-protective offer? Trouble on the travelator

When is it reasonable for a plaintiff to reject a defendant’s costs-protective offer?  This was the key issue for consideration in the case of Andrenacci v Australian Pacific Airports (Melbourne) Pty Ltd (Ruling No 2) [2017] VCC 864. Facts Ms A sued Australia Pacific Airports (APA) in relation to injuries she allegedly suffered when she … Continue reading

Life insurers are not an employment agency

Assessing life insurance claims is a careful balancing act, weighing up the opinions of various medical experts and vocational assessors. Dotlic v Hannover Life Re of Australasia Limited [2017] NSWSC 986 provides some much needed colour to the shades of grey insurers face when considering expert evidence. The Accident Mr Dotlic immigrated from Bosnia to … Continue reading

The ‘need-to-knows’ of the new Federal Court Practice Notes

Twenty-six Federal Court Practice Notes came into operation with immediate effect on 25 October 2016. With all pre-existing practice notes and administrative notes being revoked, little room has been left for error. For solicitors, as creatures of habit, reform of the court practices and procedures may be met with utter panic. But, the outlook is … Continue reading
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