Mahoneys’ $1.2 million victory in Ridd case

9 September 2019

Mahoneys has successfully acted for Dr Peter Ridd in his high-profile case against James Cook University (JCU).

Last Friday, the Federal Circuit Court of Australia ordered compensation and penalties in favour of Dr Ridd in excess of $1.2M.

This follows the court’s earlier findings that JCU contravened clause 14 (the academic freedom clause) of its (then) enterprise agreement on 13 occasions in its conduct with respect to Dr Ridd.

Most importantly, the court ruled that JCU’s termination of Dr Ridd’s employment was unlawful. Mahoneys is proud to have been entrusted with such an important litigation and is prouder still of the result.