Defence staff win ‘David and Goliath’ case

Posted 2 August 2019 by & filed under News

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 [2019] NSWCA 127) which, at the end… Read more »

Sailors Upset Ship of State – Court of Appeal Awards Class Action victory

Posted 31 May 2019 by & filed under News

  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 »

Another step closer to Justice for Elijah

Posted 29 August 2018 by & filed under News

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 »

Levitt Robinson representing Denishar Woods

Posted 30 May 2018 by & filed under News

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.  

Stewart Levitt on justice for Ms Dhu’s family in WA

Posted 2 August 2017 by & filed under News

Levitt Robinson have teamed up with human rights lawyer George Newhouse to take on the WA government over the tragic death of a young woman in custody. Levitt Robinson’s Senior Partner, Stewart Levitt, spoke to the ABC’s 7:30 Report about the case:   LAUREN DAY: And a coronial inquest which found police acted inhumanely and… Read more »