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  • Best Lawyers® Australia recognises extensive experience of 15 TressCox senior lawyers

    April 2014 – TressCox welcomes the recent recognition from Best Lawyers® Australia of 15 senior lawyers in eight areas of law from three offices.

    TressCox continues to have a very strong presence in Australia across a range of areas comprising of Commercial, Entertainment, Health & Aged Care, Insurance, Labour and Employment, Land Use and Zoning, Litigation, and Medical Negligence.

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  • Queensland Health Ombudsman – a snapshot for moving forward with existing complaints

    The date 1 July 2014 is significant to health practitioners in Queensland because it is expected to mark the commencement of the office of the Health Ombudsman in Queensland and Queensland’s transition to a co-regulatory jurisdiction under the Health Practitioner Regulation National Law 2009 (the National Law). This date will also mark the dissolution of the Health Quality and Complaints Commission (the HQCC).

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  • Social Media Update - private individuals are subject to defamation law

    A recent decision in the District Court of New South Wales has reiterated that private individuals are subject to defamation law and must exercise caution when using social media. While earlier cases have considered defamatory comments made on Facebook, Mickle v Farley [2013] NSWDC 295 is the first defamation case involving Twitter that has proceeded to a full trial in Australia.

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  • Zoe’s Law in New South Wales

    On 21 November 2013 the New South Wales Parliament’s Lower House passed the Crimes Amendment (Zoe’s Law) Bill 2013 (No 2). Zoe’s Law seeks to amend the Crimes Act 1900 (NSW) (the Crimes Act) to include offences in relation to the destruction of, or harm to, the foetus of a pregnant woman, and to amend the definition of grievous bodily harm to include the new offences. The provision would apply to a foetus of at least 20 weeks gestation or with a body mass of at least 400 grams and would give that foetus the rights of a living person in relation to the harm or destruction of the foetus.

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