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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. Prior complaints not sufficient to establish Council was aware of “particular risk”

    6 July 2021 | Insurance & Health Law

    In the recent decision of Ricky Eddy v Goulburn Mulwaree Council and Golden Star Import & Export Pty Ltd [2021] NSWDC 150, a public authority was afforded protection in respect of a claim brought by a pedestrian who fell on a temporary ramp on the road, despite receiving prior complaints about the...

  3. Historic abuse claim fails against foster parents

    3 June 2021 | Insurance & Health Law

    The case involved a claim of historic sexual abuse and failure to help after notification, arising out of a foster parent / child relationship. The case required the trial judge to make numerous findings of fact in a difficult and complex evidentiary matrix. A legal determination was also made on...

  4. Employer escapes responsibility after shearer’s cook falls on loose step on occupier’s premises

    21 May 2021 | Insurance & Health Law

    The New South Wales District Court found the occupier of a premises wholly liable, while the employer was found to have discharged its duty of care to its employee by undertaking a reasonable inspection of the premises.

  5. Take the plaintiff as you find them: Court awards almost $2.5 million damages for serious motor vehicle accident

    30 April 2021 | Insurance & Health Law

    The Supreme Court of Queensland recently awarded a plaintiff nearly $2.5 million in damages for injuries he sustained in a serious motor vehicle accident.

  6. Federal and NSW governments strengthen the rights of historical child sexual abuse survivors

    14 April 2021 | Insurance & Health Law

    Legislative changes at the Commonwealth and NSW level aim to bolster the rights of survivors of child sexual abuse. It is expected that the changes will improve the efficiency of the National Redress Scheme for Institutional Child Sexual Abuse and provide a better footing for survivors in NSW to...

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