APPEAL BY UNSUCCESSFUL PLAINTIFF WHO LEAPT FROM WIFE’S CAR FOLLOWING ARGUMENT DISMISSED

On 9 July 2018, the NSW Court of Appeal handed down its decision in the matter of Lim v Cho [2018]…

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TIME-OUT: EQUITY CAN CUT BOTH WAYS

Port Ballidu Pty Ltd v Frews Lawyers [2018] QCA 110 Introduction The Queensland Court of Appeal dismissed an appeal where a…

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JUST WHAT THE DOCTOR EXPECTED: SCOPE OF AUDITOR’S DUTIES – THE APPEAL

Summary of Decision Facts The appellant, Cam & Bear Pty Ltd, was the trustee of a self-managed superannuation fund (the Fund)…

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NO GROWTH IN CATEGORIES OF CASES IN WHICH A NON-DELEGABLE DUTY OF CARE IS OWED

In the recent decision in Bettergrow Pty Ltd v NSW Electricity Networks Operations Pty Ltd as trustee for NSW Electricity Networks…

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HIGH COURT CONSIDERS RECOVERABLE ECONOMIC LOSS IN THE ‘LOST YEARS’ FOLLOWING DEATH

Publication of Reasons 13 June 2018 Amaca Pty Limited v Latz, Latz v Amaca Pty Limited [2018] HCA 22 Summary In…

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APPEAL OUTCOME REMINDS INSURERS TO CONSIDER FULL WORDING & EFFECT IN POLICY CONSTRUCTION

WFI Insurance Ltd v Manitowoq Platinum Pty Ltd [2018] WASCA 89 Background In our Legal Directions dated 1 May 2017, we…

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COMPETING GETSWIFT CLASS ACTIONS TOLD TO GET STUFFED

The Australian class action landscape has seen unprecedented growth in the past decade. Part of that growth has been the troubling…

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High Court provides further guidance on dependency claims arising from asbestosis

Comcare v Starkey [2017] FCAFC 151 Introduction On 21 September 2017, the Full Court of the Federal Court of Australia published…

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