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Wolters Kluwer Asia-Pacific | Australia | 7 Sep 2022

50% contributory negligence for P plate driver who entered an intersection against a red light and collided with a truck (NSW)

A Young provisional driver driving a Toyota Starlet Hatchback who sustained a traumatic brain injury after his vehicle collided with a truck as he…
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Mills Oakley | Australia | 26 May 2022

Singh v Ward [2022] VSC 155: Emergency lanes - careful where you stop

In January 2014, Singh, the Plaintiff, was driving on Peninsula Link when his baby became highly distressed. He pulled over in the emergency Lane so…
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MinterEllison | Australia | 10 Mar 2022

Subcontractor’s contributory negligence does not absolve head contractor’s liability

This decision is an appeal of the District Court. Mr Meechan was employed by CD Kerb and Channel (CD), a subcontractor of Savco Earthmoving Pty Ltd…
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Browne Jacobson LLP | United Kingdom | 2 Mar 2022

Health and safety successes at trial highlighting need for engaging staff compliance training

A teacher claimed that she had slipped on a wet floor when returning to her classroom during a parents’ evening. Proceedings were issued against the…
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Digby Brown LLP | United Kingdom | 16 Jul 2021

Sharing the Blame - Contributory Negligence

The issue of contributory negligence is one which arises in a large number of personal injury claims, both north and south of the border. It is…
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DAC Beachcroft | United Kingdom | 14 Jan 2021

Re-assertion of the challenges for a Defendant to a contribution claim

The High Court has recently (12 January 2021) applied the principle set out in 2016 by the Court of Appeal in the case of WH Newson Holding Ltd v IMI…
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XXIV Old Buildings | Brazil, Canada, United Kingdom, etc. | 2 Dec 2020

Email hacking - who picks up the tab?

Email hacking or business email compromise (“BEC”) fraud, as it is more formally known, costs businesses in the UK millions of pounds each year. In…
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Digby Brown LLP | United Kingdom | 12 Nov 2020

Contributory Negligence of a Passenger - Seatbelts and Alcohol

The recent case of Campbell v Advantage Insurance Co Ltd [2020] EWHC 2210 (QB) has highlighted and discussed these two key areas where contributory…
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Digby Brown LLP | United Kingdom | 4 Nov 2020

“Causative Potency” & “Blameworthiness”

The concepts of causative potency and the parties’ relative blameworthiness are becoming more prominent in the assessment of contributory negligence…
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Gateway Law | Singapore | 28 Oct 2020

Occupiers' Liability

In Singapore, following the landmark case of See Toh Siew Kee v Ho Ah Lam Ferrocement (Pte) Ltd,1 the law on occupier's liability has since been…
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