Archive for March 2016

Duty of development consent authority

Bankstown City Council v Zraika; Roads and Maritime Services v Zraika [2016] NSWCA 51   LOCAL GOVERNMENT – development consent – function of determining applications for development consent – whether local council as planning authority owed duty of care – nature of regulatory function for the purposes of Civil Liability Act 2002 (NSW) s 44…

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Jones v Dunkel

S S Pharmaceuticals v Qantas [1991] 1 Lloyd’s Rep 288 at 293, Gleeson CJ and Handley JA said: Where the inference of greater fault is open on the evidence we see no difficulty in drawing that more adverse inference where the defendant fails to call evidence. As Mr Justice Rich (who was part of the…

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