Latest insight on vicarious liability and limitation issues in child sexual abuse cases

Important guidance on the determination of vicarious liability and statute of limitations in child sexual abuse cases has been provided in the High Court of Australia’s recent decision in Prince Alfred College Incorporated v ADC [2016] HCA 37. Click to read our analysis of the implications for your business prepared by Sean O’Connor and Greg […]

Great Scott! Sections 43A and 45 to the rescue for public authorities

Sean O’Connor (Partner) and Michael Fung (Associate) review the recent NSW Court of Appeal decision in Mansfield v Great Lakes Council [2016] NSWCA 204, which discusses the evidence needed for a plaintiff to overcome a defence under section 43A (applicable to public authorities) and section 45 (applicable to road authorities) of the Civil Liability Act […]

Relief for builders and their insurers! Brookfield Multiplex Ltd v The Owners – Strata Plan No 61288

In a decision that will no doubt be greeted with relief by builders and their insurers, on 8 October 2014 the High Court of Australia delivered its much awaited decision in Brookfield Multiplex Ltd v The Owners – Strata Plan No 61288 [2014] HCA 36. The High Court has determined that there is no common […]