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Crucial New Workplace Manslaughter Laws

With the Workplace Safety Legislation Amendment (Workplace Manslaughter and Other Matters) Act 2019 now in effect, having commenced on 1 July 2020, the Carbone Lawyers Law Lab podcast panel recently took the time to discuss these crucial new laws.

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Strong v Woolworths – Impact on Public Liability Claims

The 2012 High Court decision in the Strong v Woolworths set a leading precedent for Public Liability claims. The case itself dealt with a 2004 incident in which Kathryn Strong (the plaintiff) who required the use of crutches slipped when the tip of her crutch came into contact with a chip lying on the floor of an area occupied by Woolworths in a shopping centre in Taree.

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Impact of COVID-19 on Empanelment of Juries

As the Coronavirus crisis continues to cause disruption in Courts throughout Australia, with no juries being empanelled for the foreseeable future due to risk of transmission of COVID-19 and ongoing lockdowns, many cases have been subject to delays where one party has requested a trial by jury.

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