National Inquiry into Workplace Sexual Harassment

Sexual harassment is prevalent across Australian workplaces Every person has the right to work in a safe environment that is free from harassment. The unfortunate reality is that sexual harassment is prevalent across Australian workplaces. Sexual harassment can have severe physical, psychological and emotional impacts on victims. Further, it can have ramifications for organisations such Read more about National Inquiry into Workplace Sexual Harassment[…]

Survivor of Historical Child Abuse Receives $1 Million Settlement

We can represent you in a civil claim against an institution for historical child abuse. The article below sets out a recent case in the news where a Perth man successfully sued the Christian Brothers for historical child abuse. — Paul Bradshaw, a Perth man, was abused at Castledare Junior Orphanage and Clontarf Orphanage in Read more about Survivor of Historical Child Abuse Receives $1 Million Settlement[…]

Banking Royal Commission – Insurance

Many Australians take out insurance expecting to be protected in unforeseen circumstances, whether it is to do with their health, travel, car or life situations. The unfortunate reality is that there are many instances of consumers falling victim to the misconduct of insurance providers. The Banking Royal Commission’s Round 6 hearings will focus on issues related to Read more about Banking Royal Commission – Insurance[…]

The Law on Revenge Porn: Distributing Intimate Images

At the end of last year, the Federal Government introduced new laws into Parliament targeting those who share revenge porn. “Revenge porn” is the term used to describe the unauthorised sharing of intimate images or videos. This includes the use of faked intimate images. Research has shown that a staggering 23 per cent of those aged 16 to Read more about The Law on Revenge Porn: Distributing Intimate Images[…]

New Banking Code of Practice

The Australian banking industry have been under public scrutiny for the last few months after the Banking Royal Commission revealed systemic misconduct within the industry. In an attempt to restore community trust in the banking sector, the Australian Banking Association have devised a new Banking Code of Practice. The corporate regulator ASIC have approved this new Read more about New Banking Code of Practice[…]

Suing Transport Officers in NSW: Assault & Unlawful Arrest

It is likely that you have experienced a transport officer asking to check your Opal Card or concession card. This is routine and transport officers have the lawful power to do so. There are, however, instances where a transport officer may behave in an excessive manner that goes beyond their lawful powers. If this happens Read more about Suing Transport Officers in NSW: Assault & Unlawful Arrest[…]

Cases where Clients have Successfully Sued the Police

O’Brien Criminal and Civil Solicitors are experts in assisting clients sue the police for false arrest, unlawful imprisonment and malicious prosecution.  We are the leaders in this area of law which is evident by the long list of cases where we have helped clients take civil action against the police or other authorities. Read about our recent Read more about Cases where Clients have Successfully Sued the Police[…]

Former Liberal MP wins Defamation Case against Local Newspaper

Local newspaper published article against former Liberal MP In 2016 a local newspaper Benalla Ensign published an article alleging that former Liberal MP Sophie Mirabella had “pushed” her political opponent, MP Cathy McGowan, out of a photo opportunity with MP Ken Wyatt at a nursing home. Mrs Mirabella approached the newspaper, Ms McGowan and Mr Read more about Former Liberal MP wins Defamation Case against Local Newspaper[…]