Coronial Inquest: Death on the Newell Highway

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In 2007, two trucks used to transport goods were travelling in opposite directions on the Newell Highway in Northern New South Wales. A tyre on one of the trucks blew, forcing it into the oncoming lane. A head-on collision between the two trucks was unavoidable and a massive fire ensued. Tragically, both drivers were killed. The deaths of both of these drivers were referred to the State Coroner, and it was determined that these deaths were to be the subject of a joint inquest.

Lane Cove Tunnel Collapse: The Unseen Injury

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When engineering feats fail, there is often a toll of resulting injuries. But when everyone escapes seemingly unscathed, the injuries may run deeper than they first appear.

BPC in the News

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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.

Victory for Workers in the High Court

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Beilby Poulden Costello were recently successful in a landmark case before the High Court of Australia which will have real benefits for injured workers in New South Wales.

New faces at BPC

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BPC Lawyers are pleased to have welcomed two new professional staff in the last twelve months…

Accidental Death Insurance Policy

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We recently took an insurer to task who refused to pay in respect of a claim made on an accidental death insurance policy. Our client’s late husband took out an insurance policy which provided for the payment of a specified sum in the event that he died from an accident as a result of physical injuries caused “solely by violent, visible and external means.”