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  1. There is no horsing around when it comes to dangerous recreational activities

    16 November 2020 | Insurance & Health Law

    Unsuccessful appeal against a finding that campdrafting is a dangerous recreational activity and quadriplegic injuries sustained were the result of materialisation of an obvious risk. In Issue Whether the Australian Bushmen’s Campdraft & Rodeo...

  2. Are clubs and regional sporting groups now required to advise volunteers not to grab mugs of burning oil? Yes, according to the Tas Supreme Court

    4 November 2020 | Insurance & Health Law

    A community bowls club volunteer cooking a BBQ at a barefoot bowls event has successfully sued the club in negligence after he suffered burns to his hand when removing a mug of burning oil from beneath the BBQ. In issue Defining the risk of harm in...

  3. You have been warned! Adequate warning by local authority precludes claim for slip and fall on boat ramp

    7 October 2020 | Insurance & Health Law

    A local authority has successfully defended a claim involving a slip and fall on a boat ramp on the basis that the plaintiff was engaged in a recreational activity, the risk of that activity was the subject of a risk warning, and that the risk of slipping...

  4. Greyhound racer leaves Court of Appeal with tail between his legs

    28 September 2020 | Insurance & Health Law

    The NSW Court of Appeal finds that injuries to a gate keeper at a greyhound racing club triggered the “dangerous recreational activity” defence under the Civil Liability Act 2002 (NSW). In Issue Whether the injuries suffered by a gate keeper...

  5. Horse riding – a dangerous recreational activity

    2 June 2020 | Insurance & Health Law

    The NSW Court of Appeal has unanimously dismissed an appeal from the decision of the Supreme Court of NSW in which an agricultural show society successfully relied upon a number of statutory defences under the Civil Liability Act 2002 (NSW) (CLA). In...

  6. Paralympian not entitled to damages for quadriplegic injuries sustained during camp drafting competition

    3 December 2019 | Insurance & Health Law

    The defendant avoided liability for quadriplegia injuries sustained by the plaintiff during a camp drafting competition by successfully arguing that the injuries were due to the materialisation of an obvious risk of a dangerous recreational activity,...

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