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Deborah Awyzio
Deborah Awyzio, Solicitor
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Punitive or exemplanetory damages in australia Are there any

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Punitive or exemplanetory damages in australia
Are there any cases where it involves grandchildren where they have had the public advocate and the public truatee over all matters of an elderly grandmother they have not seen for 4 years and claim she in incapable and unable to handle her financial affairs .She has bank and medical reports that say that she is all ok
Submitted: 3 months ago.
Category: Australia Law
Expert:  Leon replied 3 months ago.

Good Evening.

My name is ***** ***** I am a NSW Solicitor. Thank you for your question, and will do my best to assist you with your question. Please understand this is not legal advise Please understand this is not legal advise but a guide to assist you.

Not that I am aware of. Punitive damages are not usually granted in Australia it is more a US thing.

Here is some information.

If the public Trustee has been granted administration there has to be medical evidence to back the case otherwise the order cannot be made.

If you say that there are other reports to the contrary, there can be an application made to change the orders.

But I cannot see that punitive damages will be awarded in this case.