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  1. Failure to navigate alternate route around obstructed stairs leads to significant damages award

    27 November 2020 | Insurance & Health Law

    This article explores the law in relation to issues of negligence and quantification of damages for a seaman who tripped over hoses on a midship stairway. In Issue Whether the risk of a crew member tripping over hoses obstructing a midship stairway was...

  2. Decision in Polglase confirmed by Court of Appeal

    6 November 2020 | Insurance & Health Law

    The NSW Court of Appeal has upheld the primary judge’s decision that a local Council breached its duty of care to an infant plaintiff who fell through a railing on a jetty, and that the State of NSW and the plaintiff’s grandparents were not...

  3. The widening scope of vicarious liability in sexual abuse claims and beyond

    3 November 2020 | Insurance & Health Law

    Trigger warning: This article contains details about sexual abuse of children which may be upsetting for some readers. Reader discretion is advised. The NSW Supreme Court found that a company operating a childcare centre was vicariously liable for...