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  1. Hotel occupier should have warned entrant of the presence of a raised timber platform in the lobby

    19 June 2017 | Insurance & Health Law

    The appellant hotel occupier was liable for failing to take reasonable precautions to prevent the respondent from tripping on a raised timber platform in the hotel's lobby. The risk of tripping on the platform was not obvious and the respondent should...

  2. Employer’s administrative action the cause of an employee’s psychological condition

    6 December 2016 | Insurance & Health Law

    The High Court held that the deterioration of an employee's mental condition was suffered as a result of administrative action undertaken by her employer, and therefore may not constitute an "injury" for which the appellant, Comcare, was...

  3. Injury in PE Class not School’s Fault

    9 September 2016 | Insurance & Health Law

    In a unanimous decision on 24 August 2016, the New South Wales Court of Appeal dismissed an appeal by Jade Sanchez-Sidiropoulos (the plaintiff) from a judgement of the Supreme Court, which held that St Joachim’s Primary School (the School)[1] had...

  4. No one at fault for catastrophic injuries sustained by young girl in pool diving accident

    20 November 2015 | Insurance & Health Law

    In a unanimous judgement delivered on 15 October 2015, the New South Wales Court of Appeal held that a school and local council were not liable for significant injuries sustained on 7 January 2008 by then 12 year old Emilie Miller, when she slipped while...