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Community sports organisation defeats claim for negligent preparation of campdraft arena

Australia - November 12 2019 A not-for-profit community event organiser has managed to escape liability for catastrophic injuries suffered by a campdraft competitor, by relying…

Rachael Arnold.

Jockey relies on statutory defences to defeat claim of negligent riding

Australia - October 24 2019 The Supreme Court of NSW has found that the defendant horse jockey was not liable for the plaintiff’s injuries after he fell from his horse. The Court…

Rachael Arnold.

Defendant successfully relies on statutory defences to defeat rider’s claim for fall from ‘spooked’ horse

Australia - May 22 2019 On 28 September 2012, the plaintiff, Kerrie Menz (plaintiff), was riding her horse (‘Sonny’) in a warm-up area of the Wagga Wagga Showground…

Rachael Arnold.

Nailing duty of care

Australia - July 2 2018 A 28 year old worker was awarded $1,486,783 for injuries sustained when the defendant’s employee’s handheld nail gun fired a nail that penetrated…

Rachael Arnold.

The burden of supervision - Supreme Court takes a load off

Australia - March 20 2018 The Supreme Court of New South Wales (NSWSC) has awarded $604,159 in damages to a plaintiff for injuries sustained whilst working as an independent…

David Short, Rachael Arnold.