Can a court protect an ex-addict from themselves?

Jackson, Sheryl (2015) Can a court protect an ex-addict from themselves? Proctor, 35(10), pp. 42-43.

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Abstract

In Hewitt v Bayntum & Allianz Australia Insurance Ltd [2015] QSC 250 the court was asked to sanction a compromise of a proceeding by a plaintiff who, though a recovering drug addict, was able to give instructions and understand the proposed compromise.

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ID Code: 90389
Item Type: Journal Article
Refereed: No
Keywords: Public Trustee Act 1978 s59, Guardianship and Administration Act 2000, potential for plaintiff to suffer incapacity in future, whether court sanction required, whether transfer to QCAT appropriate
ISSN: 1321-8794
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > LAW AND LEGAL STUDIES (180000) > LAW (180100) > Litigation Adjudication and Dispute Resolution (180123)
Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Law
Current > Schools > School of Law
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2015 The author
Deposited On: 17 Nov 2015 02:04
Last Modified: 18 Nov 2015 00:41

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