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Slippery when wet: When inviting your ex over goes horribly wrong

Filed under: Insurance

The recent Queensland Court of Appeal decision of Silwood v Chandler [2016] QCA 273 (Silwood) is one which should make residential occupiers very nerv...

Inadequate supervision: Court upholds liability findings against host employer while employer is found not liable

Filed under: Insurance

In the recent decision of Jurox Pty Ltd v Fullick [2016] NSWCA 180, the NSW Court of Appeal dismissed an appeal by the host employer, Jurox, made in relation...

Employer found not liable for client’s assault on disability support worker at residential care facility

Filed under: Insurance, Employment Law

Earlier this month, Queensland’s Supreme Court found in favour of an employer in a common law claim for damages brought by a carer who was assaulted by...

Crime doesn’t pay: workers’ compensation fraud has serious repercussions

Filed under: Insurance

Discussion of a recent decision of the Australian Capital Territory Supreme Court. In this case, a worker in receipt of workers’ compensation benefits...

Worker's failure to follow instructions sees damages reduced by 50% for contributory negligence

Filed under: Insurance

In the recent decision of Kennedy v Queensland Alumina Limited [2015] QSC 317, the Supreme Court of Queensland reduced the award of damages made to an...

Hotel not liable for intoxicated patron falling off chair

Filed under: Insurance

In a further development for operators of hotels and licences clubs, in Schuller v SJ Webb Nominees Pty Ltd (2015) SASCFC (12 November 2015), the South...

Australian Uber drivers may be without access to workers' compensation insurance

Filed under: Insurance

Uber’s rapid rise in scale and popularity has brought with it a range of legal arguments in countless international jurisdictions, not the least of which...

Car park assault: employer and occupier ruled not liable for cleaner’s injuries

Filed under: Insurance

In a welcome development for employers and occupiers alike, Queensland’s District Court has since handed down a decision in October 2015 which found in...

Brothel refused insurance cover due to bikie links

Filed under: Insurance

All insureds owe a duty of disclosure under s21 of the Insurance Contracts Act 1984 (Cth). In this article, Senior Associate Anna Hendry considers the...

Applicant not entitled to have claimant examined by a different doctor

Filed under: Insurance

Discussion of the recent decision of Teys Australia Meat Group Pty Ltd v Flett [2015] QDC 177 in which an application made by the self-insurer to have...

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