Category: Cases in the News

Good Samaritan injured in nightclub attack

In July 2009 Courtenay Poulden was interviewed by A Current Affair regarding a client who was badly injured in an attack outside a nightclub. While BPC achieved a positive result with the judge awarding over $4 million compensation to the client, the nightclub’s foreign registered insurer has since closed. To watch the episode and Courtenay’s interview, click here.

Armed robbery – Broken Hill

Police are appealing for the public to help with identifying men, who may be able to assist police with inquiries, following an armed robbery at a shop in Broken Hill.

About 10.30pm on Thursday 26 January 2012, two men, one armed with a shotgun, entered the office area of a shop on Brookfield Avenue.

The business was closed at the time and a 60-year-old man was counting money in the office.

The men threatened the 60-year-old man before assaulting him with the shotgun.

They took an amount of money before leaving the premises.

Police from Broken Hill Police Station attended the premises and established a crime scene, which was examined by forensic specialists.

Ambulance Paramedics treated the man at the scene.

The first man, who was carrying a firearm at the time of the robbery, has been described to police as being of large build. He was last seen wearing dark clothing.

The second man is of skinny build and was last seen wearing dark clothing. He was also carrying a duffel bag.

Beilby Poulden Costello has had a number of successful claims recently acting on behalf of the victims of robberies. If you would like further information, please contact Beilby Poulden Costello on 1800 300 272. 

Source: NSW Police Force, Media Archive

BPC in the News

Many of our clients would have seen our partner, Courtenay Poulden appear on Today Tonight recently. Courtenay was being interviewed following a decision of the Supreme Court which accepted our argument that our client was entitled to substantial compensation as a result of negligent dental treatment. Hospital and medical negligence is a major part of our practice so make sure you take a look at our frequently asked questions if you have any queries.

You can read more about this case at the Sydney Morning Herald: Dentist treated 25 teeth too many.

Courtenay Poulden was also interviewed by A Current Affair in July 2009 regarding a client who was badly injured in an attack outside a nightclub. While BPC achieved a positive result with the judge awarding over $4 million compensation to the client, unfortunately the nightclub’s foreign registered insurer has since closed. This has sadly resulted in no one being left to pursue for the cross claims or to pay the compensation the client deserved. Watch the video of this story and the interview with Courtenay about the complexities of the case by clicking on the link below.

Help the Quintano Family – A Current Affair – 1st July 2009