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Personal injuries – Householders
Silwood v Chandler [2016] QCA 273 Further to the earlier post the appeal was dismissed. Atkinson J with whom Margaret McMurdo P and Gotterson JA agreed: [30] The judge’s findings of fact were thoroughly explained and well justified. There is no occasion for this court to substitute different findings. Those facts are: the steps were...
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Chandler v Silwood [2016] QSC 90 Blood and horror overtook Clive Silwood’s Clontarf home in the minutes that followed the calamity at his front door. His visitor’s forearm had been sliced open as it smashed through a glass door panel trying to break her fall on his slippery steps. Silwood aided her to the living room couch as...
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Schultz v McCormack [2015] NSWCA 330 The New South Wales Court of Appeal has upheld an injured’s guests appeal who slipped on wet tiled steps. The factual matrix would be common to many households – around midnight a guest leaves the residence of long term friend after it has rained earlier that evening, and slips...
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Johnson & Anor v Hancock [2014] QCA 130 McGill DCJ Knew or ought to have known [19] It will be apparent therefore that I have significant concerns about the credibility of the defendants. On the whole I was not impressed with either of them in the witness box, and neither struck me as a particularly...
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