Author: admin

0

BUILDING BLOCKS

Some time ago I acted as an advocate for a distraught couple who had brought an application to the VCAT against a builder for defective work a few years after practical completion under the...

Conflict and Resolution 0

MANIFESTLY HOPELESS

Halls vs Kliger Wood R/E Pty Ltd is a sad case about an applicant who received a costs order (against) following the finding of Member E Wentworth, among other things, that the case brought...

Workplace Conflict Resolution 0

DEFAMATION

More than ten years ago I was involved in a couple of defamation matters that needed sorting. A common misconception among punters is that there is a defence in not naming the person to...

Conflict Resolution Strategies 0

A QUESTION OF LAW

I have always been fascinated with this beast. Sometimes I think I have slayed him or her and other times it (“it” is better, I think) escapes……… But to be true to myself, it...

Conflict Resolution Strategies 0

MY FAVOURITE LAWYERS

Jason Pizer SC, Barrister, Vic Bar – I have purchased this guy’s amazing books (Pizer’s Annotated VCAT see here: http://pizervcat.com) and have only met him once, for an hour on referral. Jason is generally regarded...

Conflict Resolution Strategies 0

MY FAVOURITE REFEREES

Senior Member A Vassie (VCAT) – I recently conducted my daughter’s four day work experience for her school. We attended on hearings conducted at  the four major jurisdictions including the County Court, Supreme Court, Magistrate’s...