Slipped on a Grape

Slipped on a Grape

Deans v Maryborough Christian Education Foundation Ltd [2019] QCA 75BACKGROUNDThe appellant in this case was a teacher aide at the Defendant’s school and during a recognised ‘fruit break’ slipped on a grape on the floor in the foyer area outside the classroom...
What Does No Win, No Fee Actually Mean

What Does No Win, No Fee Actually Mean

Speculative or Conditional costs arrangements, often called ‘no win, no fee’ agreements, mean that clients do not have to pay their solicitors’ fees, but the solicitor gets the normal fee plus at discretion, an uplift fee if they win the case. Arrangement of this type...
Household Workers’ Insurance

Household Workers’ Insurance

Am I liable for injury of someone, whom I employ to work on my property? Yes, you are. That is why we strongly advise you and every Queensland home owner to get a Household Worker’s insurance. Queenslanders who hired casual cleaners, babysitters, nannies, gardeners,...
A Duty of Care

A Duty of Care

Bunnings Group Ltd v Giudice [2018] NSWCA 144 OVERVIEW In tort law, a duty of care is a responsibility or legal obligation imposed on an individual or business that requires a standard of reasonable care to be adhered to while performing and in the pursuance of...