Failure to navigate alternate route around obstructed stairs leads to significant damages award27 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...
Court of Appeal delivers head-on decision in head-on collision case23 November 2020 | Insurance & Health Law
A head-on collision occurred on a straight road with 1 lane in each direction. The driver of each vehicle brought a claim against the other alleging they were at fault for the accident. Both vehicles were insured by the same CTP insurer. Following a...
Disinterested claimants cannot keep extending the PIPA limitation period23 November 2020 | Insurance & Health Law
An application for leave to extend the limitation period was denied because the applicant failed to show that the delay was occasioned by a “conscientious effort to comply” with PIPA. In Issue Whether leave to extend the limitation period...
Social media no substitute for face-to-face meetings during performance management19 November 2020 | Insurance & Health Law
The Fair Work Commission found the dismissal of a casual bartender to be unfair despite there being a valid reason because of the manner in which the disciplinary action was communicated to her. The Fair Work Commission issued a warning to employers when...
Millions in Damages for 60 Minutes’ work: Broadcaster’s Limited Success in Defamation Appeal16 November 2020 | Insurance & Health Law
Trigger Warning: This article contains details about a natural disaster which may be upsetting for some readers. Reader discretion is advised. The Queensland Court of Appeal has provided guidance concerning the liability of several concurrent tortfeasors...
There is no horsing around when it comes to dangerous recreational activities16 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...