Overarching obligations - Mini-scenario 1

Facts

Senior counsel, Griffith SC, is opening Mrs Coffey’s case. Mrs Coffey suffered anxiety and depression after seeing her husband seriously injured following a motor vehicle collision. Griffith SC says: ‘Mrs Coffey became extremely depressed, had suicidal tendencies, suffers bouts of delusion, and has now even lost her job’. However, two psychiatric reports, admitted into evidence, describe her condition as follows: ‘Mrs Coffey suffered a period of anxiety and depression, although she has not suffered any psychotic breakdowns. As a result she has taken leave from her job but will soon be fit to return’.

1:Which four sections has Griffith SC mostly likely fallen short of:
A)

Sections 17, 18, 21 and 23

Correct

 

B)

Sections 19, 20, 22 and 24

Incorrect

 

C)

Sections 19, 24, 25 and 26

Incorrect

 

D)

Section 20, 22, 24 and 26

Incorrect

 

2:Griffith SC claims that he has an obligation to act zealously in the interests of his client and that it is the role of the court to determine the just outcome. Which section/s do you refer him to?
A)

Section 11

Incorrect

 

B)

Sections 12 and 13

Correct

 

C)

Sections 10 and 11

Incorrect

 

D)

Section 14

Incorrect

 

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