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Labour pains
  • Hall & Wilcox
  • Australia
  • March 20 2012

In late 2011, the first of five class actions arising from the 2009 Black Saturday Bushfires settled


Dangerous liaison
  • Hall & Wilcox
  • Australia
  • March 20 2012

The plaintiff suffered serious brain injury after a speed boat driven by her intoxicated partner at high speed collided with another boat


Nothing lost, plenty gained
  • Hall & Wilcox
  • Australia
  • March 20 2012

The plaintiff’s vehicle sustained damage totalling $29,091.67 as a result of the defendant’s negligent driving, and brought a proceeding in the Magistrates’ Court for that amount


Woolworths isn't Safeway
  • Hall & Wilcox
  • Australia
  • March 20 2012

Kathryn Strong lost a leg some years ago and, as a result, walked with crutches


Must means must
  • Hall & Wilcox
  • Australia
  • March 20 2012

In Victoria the Wrongs Act 1958 establishes the procedure for determining whether an injured claimant satisfies the ‘significant injury’ threshold for the recovery of non-economic loss damages (pain and suffering etc


Council goes down
  • Hall & Wilcox
  • Australia
  • December 24 2009

The failure of the Lorne Foreshore Committee to fence a steep embankment connecting a road with the beach in Lorne was held to breach its duty of care


Ding Ding
  • Hall & Wilcox
  • Australia
  • December 24 2009

In our June 2008 edition of Insurable Interest, we reported on a case involving a negligent motorist who collided with a tram


Deceased estates & testamentary trusts: sro confirms duty exemption
  • Hall & Wilcox
  • Australia
  • September 30 2011

Earlier this month, the State Revenue Office (SRO) clarified its position regarding section 42(1)(a) of the Duties Act 2000 (the Act), confirming it will treat a transfer from the executor to the trustee of the testamentary trust as if it were a transfer to a beneficiary, provided the transfer is in conformity with the trusts contained in the will of the deceased, and is not for valuable consideration


Booze at own risk
  • Hall & Wilcox
  • Australia
  • December 24 2009

In a landmark decision of the High Court, a hotel publican has escaped liability for the death of an intoxicated patron


Slippery when wet
  • Hall & Wilcox
  • Australia
  • May 31 2011

Following three days of heavy rain, a dam on a farm overflowed causing water to pool on the adjacent Riverina Highway