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  1. The status of mobility scooters in the South Australian, Compulsory Third Party Scheme

    22 October 2018 | Insurance & Health Law

    In March 2011, Monash University (commissioned by the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission), produced a report titled the Targeted Study of Injury Data Involving Motorised Mobility Scooters. This report indicated that in just a two year period...

  2. Ignorance is not always bliss

    18 October 2018 | Insurance & Health Law

    An underground 11,000 volt cable owned by SA Power Networks (SA Power) (the respondent on appeal and the plaintiff at trial) was severed by sub-contractors, D&V Services Pty Ltd (D&V) (the appellant on appeal and the defendant at trial), which led...

  3. Band-aid approach to risk is insufficient to discharge your duty!

    6 April 2018 | Insurance & Health Law

    The defendant was found liable for injuries sustained by an independent contractor, the plaintiff, for failing to take precautions against a foreseeable risk which it created. In Issue Whether the defendant owed a duty of care to the plaintiff as a...

  4. When is a road a road?

    21 March 2018 | Insurance & Health Law

    Not every car accident occurs on a public street, highway or road. In South Australia “road” and “road-related area” are defined by section 5(1) of the Motor Vehicles Act 1959 (SA) (“the Act”) as follows: road means an...

  5. Shopping centre escapes liability for injury to shopper

    23 November 2017 | Insurance & Health Law

    Full Court affirms supermarket occupier delegated duty of care to contract cleaner and not liable for slip injuries. In Issue Whether Westfield properly delegated its duty of care. Whether Westfield was vicariously liable for the negligence of a contract...