Date: Thursday July 20, 2017 State: VIC

Ticket Price: $60 (+GST) per person

ARPA VIC PD - Suitable employment and Vocational Assessment Report

Date: 20th July 2017

Time: 5:30- 6:30pm

Venue: Worksafe Building 222 Exhibition Street, Melbourne

Cost: Members $40.00 (+gst)

          Non-Members $60.00 (+gst)

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About the presenters: Ashley McDonald and Kristy Xu
Wisewould Mahony is a pre-eminent mid-sized law firm, with 50 lawyers in Collins St and Geelong. For over 160 years, the firm has been entrusted to advise and represent Victorian Government Authorities, businesses, families and individuals.
Ashley McDonald is a Partner in the WorkCover department. She has more than 22 years of experience acting for WorkSafe, self Insured employers and the TAC. Her practice focuses on serious injury, common law claims and litigation. 
Kristy Xu is a Senior Associate who also practises in the WorkCover department. Her expertise is in statutory benefits, claims management and early interventions.
We strive to provide our clients with prompt, efficient and practical advice, to facilitate early and cost effective resolution of disputes.
Presentation will cover:

  • Suitable employment and Vocational Assessment Report
  • The presentation will be in three components.
  • Firstly, we will outline the legal context in which vocational assessment reports are considered with reference to the recent Court of Appeal case of Richter v Driscoll [2016]. We will explain the definition of “no current work capacity” and what we think is necessary to satisfy this test in light of court decisions.
  • Secondly, we will discuss how the courts have tended to view and respond to vocational assessment reports.
  • Lastly, we will provide practical tips on how to improve the 130 week termination process.