Archive for December 2015

The meaning of words

As Lord Hoffmann explained in R v Brown, [20] in a passage cited with approval in Collector of Customs v Agfa-Gevaert Ltd: [21] “The unit of communication by means of language is the sentence and not the parts of which it is composed. The significance of individual words is affected by other words and the…

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Blameless motor accident

TORTS – motor accident compensation – blameless accident – kangaroo collides with motor cycle in the outback – only in Australia – statutory interpretation – whether driver can claim under no fault scheme – whether injuries occasioned by a “blameless motor accident” – whether plaintiff’s act or omission caused the accident – statutory modification to…

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