Derailment recovery

We acted for a state government agency responsible for rail infrastructure in relation to a derailment which caused damage to 53km of track. The agency initially retained a top-tier firm to conduct litigation to recover repair costs estimated at up to $5 million. After years of litigation, concerns with high legal costs, we were engaged by the agency. Within four months of being engaged, we were successful in a multi-million dollar recovery for the agency at mediation.


Related Articles

Civil Liability legislation: Increasingly uniform approach to the question of reasonable precautions

Legal Directions

Patrick Stevedores Operations (No 2) Pty Ltd v Hennessy; FBIS International Protective Services (Aust) Pty Ltd v Hennessy [2015] NSWCA 253…

Continue reading

Tales of Byrne’s Demise are Greatly Exaggerated? The Amendment of Workers’ Compensation and Rehabilitation Act 2003 (Qld)

Legal Directions

Introduction The Queensland Parliament passed amendments to the Workers’ Compensation and Rehabilitation Act 2003 (Qld) (‘WCRA’) on 31 August 2016. It…

Continue reading

Partner Penny Moore joins Moray & Agnew

Media Release

Partner Penny Moore has left Jarman McKenna to join the Perth office of Moray & Agnew. Moore is well known and…

Continue reading