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 Recorded Webinar: Managing Conflict of Laws in Motor Vehicle and Workers Compensation Cases in NSW

 Recorded: 19.11.20

 Duration:  1 hour

What happens where there is a motor accident in one state, and a worker’s compensation claim in another? This creates a potential conflict of laws that may be problematic. This session looks at how this should be handled from a NSW practitioner perspective. It includes:

  • Conflict of law problem scenarios between state jurisdictions – an overview
  • Choice of law rules
  • Operation of s118 of Australian Constitution
  • State statutory law and its reach
  • Extra-territorial operation of State laws
  • One Australian Common Law – the Lipohar  and Pfeiffer decisions revisited
  • The position where two State laws can apply – a practical resolution
  • Case study – Accident in Victoria with a claim in NSW: how to proceed
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Chase Deans, Special Counsel, Moray & Agnew Lawyers

Chase specialises in compulsory third-party insurance, in both the ACT and NSW jurisdictions. He has extensive expertise advising all licensed insurers. He is renowned for his ability to provide accurate advice in complex matters, while achieving commercial outcomes. He also regularly advises ACT insurers on worker’s compensation, professional indemnity, public liability and product liability.

Chase has successfully acted for insurers in appellant litigation, including in the ACT Court of Appeal. He also frequently acts for insurers in NSW Local, District and Supreme Court litigation.

In his current CTP practice, Chase advises NSW and ACT insurers on claims brought under the Motor Accident Injuries Act schemes. He also advises ACT worker’s compensation insurers on complex cross-jurisdictional recovery actions. He frequently presents for major insurers and commercial CPD providers on the NSW and ACT CTP schemes.

Chase’s technical advice on the Motor Accident Injuries Act legislation is known throughout the industry. He is often approached to advise on complex matters of statutory interpretation.


This webinar is suitable for NSW lawyers practising in motor vehicle accidents and workers compensation. This webinar is for practitioners with some knowledge in this area and looking to improve their knowledge.

CPD:  1 unit/point - substantive law.

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 Price:  $198.00 (Inclusive of GST)
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