Detention Centre managers
In one of Australia’s longest and most complex injury trials we acted for the former managers of immigration detention centres. The claim was brought by a young former detainee who alleged psychiatric injuries arising from his treatment in detention. The case generated significant media interest. Whilst the claim ultimately settled, the trial posed significant challenges, including dealing with aggrieved former employees who appeared as witnesses for the plaintiff and complex issues arising from the external management of core government policy in an area of close public scrutiny.
February 28, 2013
State of New South Wales v Mikhael  NSWCA 338 The Court of Appeal has unanimously overturned a finding by the…Continue reading
March 22, 2017
Taylor v Fisher  WADC 30 Background The plaintiff moved from Queensland to South Hedland in Western Australia to live with…Continue reading
December 5, 2012
Streller v Albury City Council  NSWSC 729 Introduction The Supreme Court of NSW has decided that Albury City Council did…Continue reading