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“Don’t do it or I’ll kill him” | Armed robberies - what duty of care does a bank owe to its customers

Australia - February 21 2017 Gary Roberts was quietly going about his business at the bank. He was confronted by an armed robber who yelled to a bank employee words to the effect…

High Court Redefines the Realms of Joining an Insurer to a Proceeding

Australia - April 14 2016 The High Court recently heard an appeal brought by CGU Insurance from a decision in the Supreme Court of Victoria, challenging a declaration that CGU…

Jack Fairweather

Does a school owe a duty to students when they are on holidays?

Australia - March 15 2016 A terrible accident at a local pool left a Young and successful female swimmer paralysed. Emilie Miller was training in the school holidays with…

Is residing somewhere an “Act” under s 54 of the Insurance Contracts Act?

Australia - March 15 2016 Section 54 of the Insurance Contracts Act 1984 (Cth) (ICA) provides an insurer may not decline indemnity because of an act of a party after the…

Peter Nicholls

The great escape! The employer escapes liability but the principal contractor gets caught in the spotlight.

Australia - April 8 2015 In similar circumstances to the New South Wales Court of Appeal decision of Darling Shire Council v Sweeney, the New South Wales Supreme Court Bench…

Jack Fairweather