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Shocking negligence at Sellafield Nuclear Waste site

About the following Sellafield nuclear dump report:

Yes Jim, that is a picture of a real, LIVING seagull on the fuel pool. While I would recommend they put their fuel high, dry and in air like firewood, where it has no criticality (water is a neutron reflector)…the point the picture makes is if it doesn’t hurt that stupid bird, what are you… 495 more words

Powney v Kerang and District Health [2014] VSCA 221

The plaintiff in this matter suffered a left upper arm abscess and septicaemia following an injection of pethidine for post-operative pain relief. The abscess required surgical drainage and the plaintiff commenced proceedings in Victoria against the hospital alleging negligence. 387 more words

Case Law Update

Brain drill death: NHS Trust took six years to admit responsibility, court told

An NHS trust took nearly six years to admit that a Birmingham surgeon negligently caused a teenage mum’s death by drilling into her brain, the High Court has heard.  62 more words

Status Certificate Error Costs Condo, Lawyer, and Others

The Court of Appeal has released its decision in Orr v. Metropolitan Toronto Condominium Corporation No. 1056.  I encourage a full reading of the case, but here is a summary of the important facts and findings. 819 more words

Directors Duties

Duty to warn NSW landowners of pending hazard reduction burn

I have been asked:

What ‘duty to warn’ does a government agency have to private property owners?

What moral obligations does a fire controller have to advise about a hazard reduction burn that was undertaken and then the body becomes aware of an impending change of weather. 

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Legal action over Melbourne high-rise fire

A correspondent has drawn my attention to an article in the Melbourne Age reporting that residents evacuated during a high rise fire in Melbourne are planning legal action against those responsible for the fire (see Rania Spooner, ‘ 928 more words


Unhappy with the service you’ve received from your lawyer?

Time and time again, I hear friends and family complaining that their lawyer didn’t do their job right, didn’t give the correct advice, took too long etc etc. 341 more words