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Significant developments in St Patrick’s Day Bush Fires Class Actions

15 Feb 2019

All four St Patrick’s Day bush fires class actions were today listed for directions in the Supreme Court of Victoria. An update in relation to each matter can be found below. Garvoc Fire The Garvoc Fire class action which involves approximately 40 fire victims continues to progress towards a trial. An order was made today…

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Maddens Lawyers voted among the best in Workcover and TAC compensation

15 Nov 2018

Maddens Lawyers has been recognised in the prestigious Doyle’s Guide for the third year running as one of the leading work injury compensation firms in Victoria, and for the first time, has been recognised as one of the leading transport accident compensation firms in Victoria. Senior Lawyer and Personal Injury Specialist, Gary Foster, was also…

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“A recipe for disaster” – hear from victims of the 2016 Falls Festival Stampede

08 Nov 2018

SBS show, The Feed, recently ran a story on the stampede that occurred at Falls Festival in 2016. Hear from victims about the shocking events of that night, and the ongoing psychical and psychological impacts it continues to have on their lives. The matter will be heard at the Supreme Court of Victoria on 19 November 2018.

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Date set for hearing of appeal for Walla Walla fire victims

23 Oct 2018

An appeal has been lodged on behalf of residents and landowners impacted by the Walla Walla fire that occurred on 17 December 2009. The appeal comes following the Supreme Court of New South Wales’ (NSW) decision in May 2018, which went against the landowners. A date for a hearing of the appeal has been set…

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Powercor seeks to shut down Gazette St Patrick’s Day Bushfire Class Action

16 Oct 2018

Powercor has filed an application to dismiss the Supreme Court action relating to the Gazette bushfire that took place on St Patrick’s Day this year. The application will be heard by Justice John Dixon in the Supreme Court of Victoria in Melbourne tomorrow. The Gazette bushfire was caused by a Eucalyptus tree falling onto a…

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Class Action launches on behalf of Gazette fire victims

15 Jun 2018

Maddens Lawyers have issued a fourth class action against electrical distribution company Powercor Australia Ltd arising out of the 2018 St Patrick’s Day fires. The latest class action is in respect of a fire which significantly impacted property owners and residents in the area of Gazette in South West Victoria. The Gazette fire ignited after…

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Strength in numbers for Terang fire victims

05 Jun 2018

An investigation report recently released by Energy Safe Victoria in relation to the cause of the 17 March 2018 Terang fire will strengthen the claims for compensation being advanced by over 100 people impacted by the fire. Energy Safe Victoria (ESV) investigated the cause and circumstances of the Terang fire and concluded that the fire…

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Lawyer representing child sexual abuse victims welcomes Catholic Church participation in National Redress Scheme

31 May 2018

Prominent Personal Injury Lawyer, Gary Foster from Maddens Lawyers based in South West Victoria has welcomed the decision of the Catholic Church to participate in the Institutional Child Sexual Abuse Redress Scheme. Mr Foster said that many people across the South West Victoria region will be relieved that the Church has finally agreed to participate…

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Class Action issued on behalf of Gnotuk / Camperdown fire victims

22 May 2018

Maddens Lawyers have issued a third class action in the Victorian Supreme Court against electrical distribution company Powercor Australia Ltd. The most recent class action has been commenced on behalf of Gnotuk / Camperdown residents and landowners impacted by a fire that occurred over the 2018 St Patrick’s Day weekend. The Camperdown fire started approximately…

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