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  1. Disembark this way – Court of Appeal rules on airport trip case

    21 July 2021 | Insurance & Health Law

    The WA Court of Appeal considers the liability and contractual issues arising between an airline carrier, the owner/occupier of the airport and the entity providing ground handling services in circumstances where an injured person tripped and fell on a raised concrete plinth whilst crossing the...

  2. Occupier held liable for security guard’s fall

    9 February 2021 | Insurance & Health Law

    The NSW Supreme Court provides guidance on the doctrine of foreseeability and preventability in a case involving a workplace injury where the plaintiff was a security guard who was required to patrol premises occupied by the defendant and in doing so, fell in a ditch and injured his knee and back.

  3. No Negligence? No Liability!

    28 January 2021 | Insurance & Health Law

    The New South Wales Court of Appeal has confirmed a commercial occupier is not liable for injuries suffered by a patron who slips and falls over a water spillage if a sufficient cleaning system is implemented. In Issue Whether an occupier of a shopping...

  4. Full Court held all “strands in a cable” to be considered when assessing circumstantial evidence

    22 July 2020 | Insurance & Health Law

    The Full Court found an electricity supplier negligent based on multiple breaches of duties of care without establishing a particular breach of its duty of care had caused the damage. In Issue: Where there are multiple breaches of duty and damage results...

  5. Mind the step – occupier’s liability and obvious risk

    14 July 2020 | Insurance & Health Law

    The New South Wales District Court has found in favour of a large, national retailer under the ‘obvious risk’ provisions of the Civil Liability Act 2002 (NSW), and has examined the balance between the duties of care imposed on an occupier and...

  6. Disembark this way – District Court rules on airport trip case

    2 September 2019 | Insurance & Health Law

    An injured plaintiff brought a negligence claim against Qantas Airways Limited (Qantas), the City of Karratha (Karratha) and Skystar Airport Services Pty Ltd (Skystar), following a trip and fall while crossing the tarmac to enter a terminal building. In...

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