Makita (Australia) Pty Limited v Sprowles [2001] NSWCA 305

The NSW Court of Appeal held that, if an expert opinion is to carry any weight, it must sufficiently outline the proven facts and the matters assumed by the expert in providing the opinion. As a result, a verdict in excess of $1 million made against an employer was set aside.


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