In late 2010 the State Government reviewed the limits of damages that various Courts could award.
This included increasing the amount of damages that the Magistrates Court could award to $150,000.00.
This meant that a significant number of compensation trials could now be dealt with in the Magistrates Court rather than the District Court.
The QLD Law Group had the distinction of acting for the first Plaintiff to go to trial in the Magistrates Court in a personal injuries action under these new limits.
The case was closely watched by insurance companies and their lawyers to monitor if there was any change in approach to the manner in which decisions were made in the Magistrates Court compared to the higher courts.
The good news was that the QLD Law Group not only made history but was successful for the client.