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Justice and the self-represented litigant

The Victorian Court of Appeal in Redzepovic dismissed the applicant’s appeal against a trial judge’s finding in favour of the respondent. The facts of this case are unremarkable however, are worth noting in relation to issues which arise with self-represented litigants.
  • 31 Oct 2016

Patient fails in appeal dealing with failure to warn

A recent decision of the NSW Court of Appeal considered issues in relation to a doctor’s duty to warn patients of risks associated with treatment.
  • 22 Aug 2016

“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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