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  1. Don’t trip up by failing to have a reasonable system of inspection

    6 September 2021 | Insurance & Health Law

    A schoolgirl who sustained an ACL injury during a weekend school touch football match failed to establish that it was caused by a hole or depression on the field, and her claim against the local council and the school was dismissed.

  2. When is tendency evidence admissible in alleged abuse cases?

    27 August 2021 | Insurance & Health Law

    A ruling on the admissibility of tendency evidence from victims of sexual abuse who gave evidence at a criminal trial.

  3. Inculpatory documents are not necessarily “material”: District Court dismisses application to extend limitation period

    27 August 2021 | Insurance & Health Law

    The District Court of Queensland has dismissed an application to extend a limitation period, concluding that two reports containing comments adverse to the respondents did not contain any material facts of a decisive character.

  4. Council found liable for not watching their step

    13 August 2021 | Insurance & Health Law

    The NSW Court of Appeal affirmed a decision that a local Council was liable for injuries sustained by the respondent after falling on steps located on a stepped pathway. A cross appeal on contributory negligence was unsuccessful, but on the percentage discount on past economic loss was successful.

  5. Historical abuse proceedings against religious institution permanently stayed

    9 August 2021 | Insurance & Health Law

    The Victorian Supreme Court has granted an application by a religious institution for a permanent stay of a case involving alleged sexual abuse committed by a priest against an altar boy in the early 1980s.

  6. The height of insignificance

    9 August 2021 | Insurance & Health Law

    The NSW District Court held a 5 – 10mm footpath height differential posed an insignificant risk within the meaning of section 5B(1)(b) of the Civil Liability Act 2002 (NSW)

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