17-11-17 / Matthew Hickey — Judicial Review & Administrative Law
Matthew Hickey appeared for the Parole Board, which successfully resisted an application for judicial review of a decision to decline an application for parole. The applicant had argued that the decision was vitiated on the grounds that: it took into account irrelevant considerations; it failed to take into account relevant…
9-11-17 / Matthew Hickey — Contract, Corporations
Matthew Hickey appeared at trial for the successful plaintiff. Justice Henry's decision concerns the proper approach to the assessment of damages for breach of contract.
3-11-17 / Michael Trim, John Baartz — Appellate, Building & Construction, Contract
An appeal from the decision of the Supreme Court dismissing an application to strike out various paragraphs of an amended statement of claim. Michael Trim (with S Couper QC) appeared for the appellants in 12902/16 and for the second and third respondents in 12910/16. John Baartz (with D Savage QC) appeared for the…
3-11-17 / Rob Anderson QC — Media & Defamation
An appeal against orders of the primary judge striking out certain paragraphs of the appellants’ amended statement of claim on the basis that the imputations pleaded therein were incapable of arising. Rob Anderson QC appeared for the respondents, instructed by Mark O'Brien Legal.
31-10-17 / Roger Traves QC, Nicholas Andreatidis, Matthew Hickey — Judicial Review & Administrative Law, Land Law & Property
The applicant sought a statutory order of review regarding an ‘additional purpose’ approval to a grazing lease (where the ‘additional purpose’ approved was for low key tourism) under the Land Act 1994 (Qld). The relevant question was whether or not the ‘low key tourism’ both does not interfere with and is…