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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. Hazard reduction burns or hazard production burns? Duty of care breached by rural landowners

    14 May 2020 | Insurance & Health Law

    Despite engaging the Rural Fire Service to perform hazard reduction burns on their property, the New South Wales Supreme Court held that absentee landowners had breached their duty of care to prevent the re-ignition/spread of fire onto their...

  3. Duty of care breached and the wrist is history

    10 March 2020 | Insurance & Health Law

    An appeal in the ACT Supreme Court has found that injuries sustained by a plaintiff during an “aerial sling” exercise class were the result of negligence by employees of the defendant company, iSpin. In Issue Whether iSpin breached its duty of...

  4. 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,...

  5. Duty of care not breached and the wrist is history

    12 March 2019 | Insurance & Health Law

    The ACT Supreme Court has found that a plaintiff’s injury during an “aerial sling” exercise class was not the result of negligence by employees of the defendant company, iSpin. In Issue Whether iSpin breached its duty of care to the...