Fine Print Newsletter April 2021
What is Pain and Suffering in a Personal Injury Claim?
Thanks to US tv shows most people think it’s as simple as juries coming in at the end of the trial awarding huge sums in damages. Or in other words: the more traumatic or painful the injury, the higher the compensation. But in the calculus of personal injury litigation, losing a finger or two can be worth less than a moderately painful back.
Senate Enquiry into Visas
The Australian Senate has set up an enquiry into the efficacy, fairness, timeliness and costs of Australian family visas that allow for family reunions. In practice, the enquiry’s focus is on partner and parent visas. No doubt the enquiry has been set up to deal with the many failings of the family visa system.
Golf – What Happens if You Hit a Neighbouring House?
A not uncommon scenario on a golf course: you are on the fairway, envisage a beautiful shot which gets you on or near the green, but instead, you smash the windows of a neighbouring property.