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A warning for experts and those who brief them

Whilst not medical negligence claims, we draw your attention to three recent District Court of NSW decisions of Her Honour, Gibson DCJ concerning applications for approval of infant settlements (Saleh by his tutor Abusaleh v Li [2017] NSWDC 305; Kandil by his tutor Kandil v Halliday [2017] NSWDC 327; and Tartak by her tutor Tartak v Zada [2017] NSWDC 330).
  • 24 Nov 2017


Life or Death and a claim for privilege

The District Court of NSW was recently required to consider issues in relation to whether various documents relating to a factual investigation were privileged and if so, whether there had been a waiver of privilege as a result of an inadvertent disclosure of the documents.
  • 26 Oct 2017


Insta-served: Service by social media

Any originating process (eg Statement of Claim or Summons) filed in the Supreme Court must be personally served. In order to effect personal service on a person,  a copy of the originating process must be left with the person, or if the person does not accept the copy, can be put down in the person’s presence and by telling the person  the nature of the document.

“The customer is always right?”

Ms Young successfully sued Aldi in the District Court of NSW following an incident at an Aldi supermarket. Ms Young injured her knees and lower back after stumbling over the prongs of a pallet jack full of strawberries which was being unpacked by an Aldi employee. Aldi unsuccessfully argued that its employee made Ms Young aware of the pallet jack and therefore the pallet jack was an obvious risk. A finding of 10% contributory negligence was made. Aldi appealed.

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