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Insurance| 08 Apr 2022
The High Court has overturned a decision from the NSW Court of Appeal and allowed an appeal by Emily Tapp who suffered catastrophic injuries on 8 January 2011 while competing in a campdraft competition organised by the Australian Bushmen’s Campdraft & Rodeo ...
Insurance| 11 Dec 2020
The NSW Court of Appeal has dismissed an appeal from Berkley Vale Rugby League Club player Michael Dickson who suffered serious facial injuries after Northern Lakes Rugby League Sport & Recreation Club player Brendan Fletcher performed an ‘unlawful’ tackle on him ...
Medical Malpractice| 27 Jun 2018
Following the successful appeal in medical negligence proceedings, a surgeon (Dr Gray) filed a notice of motion to vary the Court of Appeal’s costs orders. Mr Hobson, the plaintiff and respondent to the appeal, made his own application on ...
General Insurance| 16 Apr 2018
A recent interlocutory decision of the Supreme Court of New South Wales provides clarification on the scope of ‘other insurance’ clauses, ‘excess’ clauses, double insurance and the application of sections 45 and 48 of the Insurance Contracts Act, 1984 (Cth).
Medical Malpractice| 06 Mar 2018
Mr Brendan Hobson, the respondent, suffered from a disorder which affected his ability to fill his lungs with air and, accordingly, restricted his breathing capacity.