Denman Chambers currently has two rooms for sale. One room is larger with views of Castlereagh St. The room would suit a senior junior or silk. The other is an internal room with a large window onto the light well. Both rooms have built in shelves, robing cupboards and are freshly painted and carpeted. Please contact our clerk, Michelle Borg, to inquire about prices. The chambers monthly floor fees are well below market average.
Michael Perry has been appointed as a Sessional Arbitrator of the Workers Compensation Commission.
Jim Pearce delivered a paper entitled “Establishing the Identity of the Employer in Labour Hire and Intra-Group Employment Situations” in Brisbane on 8 June 2018. The paper dealt with the problems which occasionally arise in employment situations concerning the circumstances, where it is unclear which of several possible corporate entities is the employer of a particular employee. Jim notes that this situation can arise in at least four circumstances, namely where independent contractors are utilised; where labour hire arrangements are utilised; in intra-group employment situations; and where a combination of the above apply. The paper collected together the relevant case law in relation to the later three circumstances and described the approaches taken by various courts.
Jeffrey Phillips SC and Nick Read have published an article in the industrial relations edition of the Australian Lawyers Alliance Precedent magazine, ‘A casual approach to labels and employment law.’ A copy of the article is here.