Servicemen and women, aggrieved that Australia’s Defence Forces as their ‘‘employer’’ have failed to meet contractual obligations owed to them, may now be able to successfully sue for compensation and damages. The breakthrough comes from a decision of the NSW Court of Appeal (Searle v Commonwealth of Australia  NSWCA 127) which, at the end… Read more »
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In a stunning reversal of a decision of Justice Fagan in the NSW Supreme Court, last July, the NSW Court of Appeal today awarded damages to 300 former Marine Trainee Technicians who claim that they were recruited into the Navy on false pretences. The allegations against the Commonwealth were that the Navy had… Read more »
On Tuesday, 28 August 2018, in a big win for the Doughty family, Greg McIntyre SC and Nicholas van Hattem, instructed by Levitt Robinson Solicitors, successfully obtained access to records from the criminal trial previously embargoed by the Court to conceal the identify of the man convicted in relation to Elijah Doughty’s death in the… Read more »
Stewart Levitt is representing Denishar Woods, an 11-year-old girl who suffered a catastrophic brain injury from a severe 230V (AC) electric shock at her family’s public housing property in Western Australia. Read more here.