SA Public Sector Newsletter – Issue 8

23 August 2019

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Welcome to Issue 9 of the SA Public Sector Newsletter. This edition contains updates on some potentially significant recent legal decisions both locally and nationally.

The High Court has rejected Glencore’s claims that documents made public via the Paradise Papers leak are subject to legal professional privilege. This indicates that privilege cannot be claimed to stop publically available information being used, notwithstanding that Glencore did not intentionally release the information.

The SA Employment Tribunal has also delivered a decision that may potentially broaden the class of claimants against James Hardie (now known as Amaca). The Tribunal determined that James Hardie failed to take reasonable steps to minimise risk of exposure to a DIY handyman thought to have contracted mesothelioma from renovating two houses containing asbestos in the 1990s and 2000s, decades after the product was sold.

We hope you enjoy this edition of our public sector newsletter. 

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