High Court of Australia

Wingfoot Australia Partners Pty Ltd v Kocak [2013] HCA 43

88 ALJR 52; 303 ALR 64

30 Oct 2013

Case Number: M52/2013


French CJ, Crennan, Bell, Gageler, Keane JJ


Administrative law – Availability of certiorari – Legal consequences of Medical Panel's opinion under Accident Compensation Act 1985 (Vic) – Where separate proceedings for common law damages and statutory compensation – Whether Medical Panel's opinion on medical questions referred to it in one proceeding required to be adopted and applied in other proceeding – Whether issue estoppel – Whether order in nature of certiorari available.

Administrative law – Statutory obligation to give written statement of reasons – Standard of reasons required – Whether error of law on the face of the record.

Words and phrases – "certiorari", "error of law", "for the purposes of determining any question or matter", "Medical Panel", "medical question", "reasons", "written statement of reasons".

Accident Compensation Act 1985 (Vic) – s 68.

Administrative Law Act 1978 (Vic) – ss 8, 10.


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