Ambulance law

Logar v Ambulance Service of New South Wales Sydney Region [2017] NSWCA 274 Schmidt J (Macfarlan JA and Emmett AJA agreeing) held that the primary judge did not err in failing to make a finding as to the actual speed at which the ambulance proceeded through the...

Motor accident v. work injury damages

Steven George Villanti v Coles Group Supply Chain Pty Limited; Steven George Villanti v All Staff Australia NSW Pty Ltd t/as Allstaff Australia [2017] NSWSC 1231 NEGLIGENCE – breach of duty – workplace accident – whether employer is vicariously liable for driver –...

Road authority

Wells v Council of the City of Orange (No 2) [2017] NSWSC 510 TORTS – negligence – motor vehicle accident – motorcycle colliding with water-filled barrier at night – duty of care – breach of duty – standard of liability – whether using water-filled barrier manifestly...

Oz standards not dispositive

Harrington Estates (NSW) Pty Ltd t/as Harrington Grove Country Club v Turner [2016] NSWCA 369 NEGLIGENCE – liability of occupier – liability of landscape architect – patron injured as stepped into garden bed in Club car park – true depth of garden bed obscured by...

Administrative law: The role of a medical assessor

AAI Limited v State Insurance Regulatory Authority of New South Wales (formerly the Motor Accidents Authority of New South Wales) [2016] NSWCA 368 On its proper construction the MAC Act does not require a medical assessor to make a determination as to what elements of...

Legislative mistakes

  Nash v Silver City Drilling (NSW) Pty Ltd [2017] NSWCA 100 A definition using the term “means” is generally to be understood as exhaustively defined by what follows. Because the definition of “sentence” has 11 paragraphs, which include many kinds of order which...

What is an “order”

Nash v Silver City Drilling (NSW) Pty Ltd [2017] NSWCA 100 In written submissions, the respondent relied squarely upon the judgment of this Court in Director of Public Prosecutions (NSW) v Roslyndale Shipping Pty Ltd. [1] The respondent referred in particular to the...

Causation in equity

Lifeplan Australia Friendly Society Ltd v Ancient Order of Foresters in Victoria Friendly Society Limited [2017] FCAFC 74 As can be seen from the analysis of the jurisprudence by the primary judge, the causal relationship between the breach and the profit has been...

Magna carta: did she die in vain?

Application of Adrian Ashley of the House of Cooper [2017] NSWSC 533 [25] Unsurprisingly, the petitioner concluded his submissions by citing Magna Carta (version not identified)....

Road authority

Wells v Council of the City of Orange (No 2) [2017] NSWSC 510 TORTS – negligence – motor vehicle accident – motorcycle colliding with water-filled barrier at night – duty of care – breach of duty – standard of liability – whether using water-filled barrier manifestly...

Approach to factual findings in an appeal

  Ralston v Jurisich [2017] NSWCA 6 I do not think that there is any hard and fast rule. The general position established by Warren v Coombes [15] is that on an appeal by way of rehearing from a judge sitting without a jury, an appellate court is in general in as...

Vicarious liability

  Day v The Ocean Beach Hotel Shellharbour Pty Ltd [2013] NSWCA 250; (2013) 85 NSWLR 335 [31] On my reading, those passages demonstrate that common to one of the lines of reasoning employed by the majority in Oceanic Crest was the proposition of...