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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.

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.

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...

When is a principal liable to the employee of a sub-contractor?

Australia - April 8 2015 The New South Wales Court Appeal recently considered this issue in Central Darling Shire Council v Greeney 2015 NSWCA 51. In this matter, the...