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Notices of contention

Fuller v Albert (No 3) [2021] NSWCA 226 [7] At the outset, it needs to be understood that a Notice of Contention – unlike a Notice of Appeal, or a Notice of Motion – is not a process which seeks relief, and does not require disposition in the sense of orders being made pursuant to it, or dismissing it. A…

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Contractual damages for anxiety and distress

The appellant was not entitled to damages for inconvenience and distress caused by the respondent’s failure to indemnify for the same reasons as her consequential business loss claim. Nor was this a case in which the exception to the non-recovery of contractual damages for anxiety, distress and disappointment was engaged, as her losses did not…

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Obvious risk: framing the relevant risk

Cox v Mid-Coast Council [2021] NSWCA 190 It was not appropriate specificallyto identify the Ferris wheel in the characterisation of the risk of harm: at [1] (Meagher JA); [41]-[42] (Payne JA); [85] (Emmett AJA). Although the risk of harm must be identified with sufficient specificity to capture the harm which resulted from its materialisation on the facts of…

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