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.


Related Articles

THE DEFENCE OF ‘VOLENTI’ BOUNCES BACK

Legal Directions

Rakich v Bounce Australia Pty Ltd [2016] VSCA 289 (25 November 2016) Bounce Australia Pty Ltd (‘Bounce’) is the owner and operator…

Continue reading

Contribution and the moving feast

Legal Directions

Griffin v VWA & Ors [2016] VSC 101 (23 March 2016) Background The plaintiff, employed as a fitter/supervisor, allegedly injured his…

Continue reading

NO GROWTH IN CATEGORIES OF CASES IN WHICH A NON-DELEGABLE DUTY OF CARE IS OWED

Legal Directions

In the recent decision in Bettergrow Pty Ltd v NSW Electricity Networks Operations Pty Ltd as trustee for NSW Electricity Networks…

Continue reading