Mortgage broker’s liability

Perpetual Trustee Company Ltd v Milanex Pty Ltd (in liquidation) [2011] NSWCA 367 The New South Wales Court of Appeal found…

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Time-limitations in s151Z recovery claims

United Airlines Inc v Sercel Australia Pty Ltd [2012] NSWCA 24 Background In 2005, a NSW worker sustained injuries on a…

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Occupiers’ liability to visitors to domestic premises – presence of dog

Novakovic v Stekovic [2012] NSWCA 54 Background In this case, the New South Wales Court of Appeal held that the presence…

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Occupier not required to replace existing annealed glass with safety glass in commercial premises

Smith v Body Corporate for Professional Suites Community Titles Scheme 14487 [2012] QDC 49 Introduction The Queensland District Court was asked…

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Late claim – full and satisfactory explanation not provided

Agyeman-Badu v Nominal Defendant (2012) NSWDC 35 In this case Judge Gibson of the District Court of NSW refused the plaintiff’s…

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Motor Vehicle Directions

When is an excavator a motor vehicle?

Andy’s Earth Works Pty Ltd v Verey [2012] NSWCA 32 Is an excavator a ‘motor vehicle’? On 1 November 2006, the…

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Pedestrians and contributory negligence

Perfect v MacDonald & Suncorp Metway Insurance Limited [2012] QSC 11 (10 February 2012) Background The plaintiff, a 15 year old boy,…

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Nominal Defendant claims and principles of appellate review

Two recent decisions of the Court of Appeal concern claims where the very involvement of an unidentified vehicle has been at…

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Assessment of economic loss

Hooper v King [2011] QSC 324 The Queensland Supreme Court in Rockhampton recently awarded a 59 year old plaintiff who was…

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New lifetime care guidelines

2012 Lifetime Care Guidelines The 2012 Lifetime Care & Support (LTCS) Guidelines have been gazetted and they apply to all current…

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