In light of the recent ACT Court of Appeal judgment relating to a ‘slip and fall’ accident in the ACT and our article covering that judgment, this article discusses a ‘trip and fall’ accident which occurred in NSW. Although the facts and mechanism of the accident are different in the NSW case, both cases turned
Ms Buljat went to a Coles store on 23 September 2017, and she fell after slipping on a grape at the premises. She brought a claim against Coles alleging that it failed to take reasonable precautions against the risk of injury arising as a result of potential slipping hazards on the floor in the area
Injuries are common enough in sport and recreational activities to be considered an obvious risk to participants. When such injuries occur, it is natural to wonder whether event organisers are responsible and legally liable for the harm suffered. A recent judgment handed down by the High Court dealt with exactly that issue. The facts Tapp
Background In May 2020, we wrote an article here on the groundbreaking consequences of the judgment handed down by the Full Court of the Federal Court in Workpac v Rossato  FCAFC 84. The judges of the Federal Court concluded that Mr Rossato was a permanent employee, despite being employed under six separate casual contracts.
Almost every kind of legal claim is subject to a time limit, often referred to as limitation periods. Each state and territory have laws dealing with limitation periods. Limitation periods confirm the amount of time a person has to file court proceedings for a civil cause of action. What is a cause of action and
With many consumers and businesses using digital technology, the activities of these businesses are now more public than ever before. This is leading to a growing number of businesses being held accountable by online review websites. For some, this presents the possibility of free publicity and advertising. For others, however, poor reviews may spell the
The monitoring of conversations is becoming increasingly common with the use of modern technology. However, this technology is advancing rapidly, and this makes it hard for people to stay on top of their rights and the law in this area. Whether recordings of private conversations may be admitted to a court as evidence in the