Abdul-Rahman v WorkCover Authority of NSW [2015] NSWSC 1483

CIVIL LAW - workers compensation insurance – requirement for employer to hold current policy – debt or civil penalty arising from failure of employer to hold policy – relevant limitation period – appeal against decision of Magistrate – whether action constituted “proceedings for an offence” – whether Magistrate so found – submission that Court bound by purported finding – submission rejected – combative approach to litigation – whether notice of contention should be permitted – conflicting versions of conversations between counsel – when cause of action accrued to the Authority – ambiguity in legislation – appeal allowed