Personal Injury Law Update

Thursday 26th November, 2015 9:30 am – Thursday 26th November, 2015 12:30 pm
The Law Society of Western Australia
Level 5, 160 St Georges Terrace Perth

In this personal injury law update, our experienced speakers will address some of the most topical, interesting and rapidly changing areas of personal injury and insurance law practice including:

Part 1: Stress and other psychiatric injuries – a complete overview

Compensation claims for psychiatric injuries by employees are increasingly common and claims can be made under, and regulated by Federal legislation, State legislation, common law, or a combination of all three. This part of the seminar cuts through the often confusing interaction and overlap between jurisdictions.

Part 2: The growing area of federal workers compensation insurance and claims

Learn about the recent changes to the area of how compensation is paid to workers sustaining injuries at work, imminent changes contained in a bill currently before parliament, and what you need to know about how these changes affect your practice.

Part 3: Improving pleadings in the area of the Occupiers Liability Act and Civil Liability Act

Despite the Civil Liability Act being in force since 2002, the judiciary have noted on numerous occasions that the profession have not applied the law correctly in pleadings, and academics have noted that the act has not been explored in any depth.

Exploring the interaction between the Civil Liability Act and the Occupier’s Liability Act, this topic will examine this difficult area of the law with academic rigour.

Part 4: Ethics and professional conduct as they apply to negotiations and mediation

A working lunch will be provided by the Law Society.

Level: General

  • 4 points Competency 4 Substantive Law


Sponsored by


Asanka Gunasekera
Francis Burt Chambers

Associate Professor Brenda McGivern
The University of Western Australia

Simon Millman
Slater and Gordon

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