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Case note: Bowman v Nambucca Shire Council [2020] NSWSC 1121

The recent New South Wales Supreme Court case of Bowman v Nambucca Shire Council [2020] NSWSC 1121 demonstrates that a…

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Failure to appeal could be fatal for a worker’s claim, but has the door been left open

The Workers’ Compensation and Rehabilitation Act 2003 (Act) provides an ‘intersecting web of reviews and appeals‘. Can a worker go behind that…

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Fishing charter operator’s defence swamped by lack of safety briefing – Sartor v Bitton [2019] NSWDC 723 (4 December 2019)

The NSW District Court found that a fishing charter operator was liable in negligence for injuries suffered by a passenger…

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Federal Court grounds liability claim from an intra-state flight – Page v Sydney Seaplanes Pty Ltd [2020] FCA 537

The Federal Court of Australia recently determined that it did not have jurisdiction to consider a claim arising from a…

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NSW moves to protect essential workers – Emergency Measures legislation passed

On 13 May 2020 the COVID-19 Legislation Amendment (Emergency Measures—Miscellaneous) Bill 2020 (NSW) was passed by both houses NSW Parliament with the…

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Should Paddy Play? The potential liability of sporting clubs and their health professionals for concussion injury

Many sporting fans complying with current pandemic restrictions will be acutely aware of the lack of televised sporting events to…

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