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...
Broker’s Proactive and Reactive Duties

Broker’s Proactive and Reactive Duties

Kotku Bread Pty Ltd v Vero Insurance Ltd and Anor [2012] QSC 109 OVERVIEW Risk Management is defined where any organization has an obligation to identify and assess foreseeable hazards, and take steps to eliminate or control the risk. It is the process of identifying...

Valuing a Collection

Kloprogge v Queensland University of Technology [2017] QDC 43 FACTS The Plaintiff had been a collector of minerals and rocks since his childhood in the Netherlands. Over the years, he had amassed an enormous collection, including certain special collections of Topaz,...

10 Largest Insurance Catastrophes (Australia)

The Insurance Council of Australia has published a Brisbane hailstorm update[i]: insured losses have now passed $300 million. As at 2 December 2014, 59,970 claims have been lodged by property and motor vehicle owners affected by the hailstorm – 15,020 for house and...

Builder Liability to Subsequent Owner

Brookfield Multiplex Ltd v Owners Corporation Strata Plan 61288 [2014] HCA 36 Highlights: Builder not found liable for latent defects Builder may have been liable if the property was not commercial property, or if the Body Corporate had suffered more than pure...