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Common Law Damages Update

COMMON LAW DAMAGES UPDATEMaxiom’s Shane Don and Sach Fernando recently obtained an award of $190,000 on a Pain and Suffering basis for a young man who sustained a partial amputation at the tip of his index finger. The facts of this case are outlined below. Incident:The Plaintiff was a 33-year-old man who was employed as […]

What do you do after a bicycle accident?

According to Australian Automobile Association (AAA), the number of cyclist fatalities in Australia has actually doubled over the last three years. When going out for your regular bike ride, the last thing you expect is to be involved in an accident. But cyclists are especially vulnerable on the roads, and it does happen. What if […]

Bullied At Work? Know Your Rights.

By: Shane Don and Sach Fernando Your workplace should be free from bullying, harassment or discrimination. Unfortunately, for countless workers this is not the case. Bullying in the workplace can have adverse toll on an employee’s psychological health, often compromising their capacity to continue in their chosen career. What is workplace bullying? WorkSafe Victoria provides […]

Amending Pleadings After Issuing Proceedings

By: Sach Fernando   Andrew Gardiner v Robert Forsyth [2020] VCC 413 Principles of case management require Courts to not only consider the interest of justice, but also public interest in proper and efficient use of court resources.  The ruling of Her Honour Judge Tsalamandris pertains to the Plaintiff’s application to make amendments to the […]

Strictly Confidential

By: Sach Fernando Subpoenas are commonly issued in litigation to investigate various aspects of a case. In personal injury litigation subpoenas are primarily issued for the purposes of assessing the authenticity or severity of a Plaintiff’s injuries – considerations that are fundamental in the assessment of their damages. Where the documents sought contain confidential communication […]

Sach Fernando

Principal, Maxiom Injury Lawyers

Sach Fernando is a leading lawyer and Specialist in Personal Injury law, accredited by the Law Institute of Victoria.