NSW Court of Appeal grants permanent stay for institutional defendant

On 9 December 2019, the NSW Court of Appeal granted a permanent stay of proceedings, as sought by an institutional defendant in a matter involving historic child sexual abuse claims. This decision confirms there is scope to obtain a permanent stay where the lack of evidence would unfairly prejudice the defendant. In this article, Meisha […]

GL Update – key trends and emerging risks in general liability insurance

Welcome to Wotton + Kearney’s GL Update – a snapshot of the key trends and emerging risks in general liability insurance in Australia. In this edition we look at the impact of recent significant matters, including the Lacrosse cladding fire litigation conducted by our Melbourne team, the ongoing risk of concussion claims and prison authority […]

Duty of care: new laws in Victoria for organisational child abuse

From 1 July 2017, a child abuse victim in Victoria will be able to avoid many of the historical impediments that would have previously prevented them from seeking legal redress. New laws have been passed in Victoria that impose a new duty of care on organisations exercising care, supervision or authority to take “reasonable precautions” […]