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QLD Personal Injury - Can Non-residents Sue One Another in Australia?

Discussion in 'Personal Injury Law Forum' started by Law_makes_sense, 23 November 2015.

  1. Law_makes_sense

    Law_makes_sense Active Member

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    Hello fellow users,

    Being sued is never fun and quite stressful.

    I've received some paperwork for personal injury from a party. The person suing me is a non-resident of Australia, so he is on an NZ passport living in Australia. I am a non-resident too.

    My question is: can two non-residents sue one another in Australia? I would've thought this ability to sue would be available for people with Permanent Residency or citizenships...

    Feedback on this would be highly appreciated.

    Kind regards
     
  2. Tim W

    Tim W Lawyer

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    Non-resident, or non-citizen?
     
  3. Lawyering mum

    Lawyering mum Well-Known Member

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    Wherever the event (causing injury) occurred is the applicable law (so if injury occurred in qld, qld law applies). It is irrelevant as to citizenship or residency
     

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