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Combustible Cladding ? The responsibility to lie with the owner

23-04-19 | Combustible cladding has been a high profile topic since the Victorian Civil and Administrative Tribunal (VCAT) handed down its first decision regarding non-complaint combustible cladding in March this year.

Delegable or non-delegable duty of care and breach of that duty of care

09-04-19 | There were two significant cases handed down in the last four months in Western Australia.Non-delegable duties are usually confined to special relationships such as employer/employee.

Rogue traders still authorised (and indemnified) operators

28-03-19 | The recent WA Supreme Court decision in Young Investment Group Pty Ltd v QBE Insurance (Australia) Limited [2019] WASC 74 demonstrates how professional indemnity insurers can be held to account for the pleaded conduct of their deregistered insureds.

Indonesia-based worker entitled to workers' compensation in Western Australia

25-03-19 | In this month's decision of Benson v R P Leisk Pty Ltd [2019] WADC 30, a worker's employment was held to be connected to Western Australia for the purposes of the state of connection test as defined by the Workers' Compensation and Injury Management Act 1981 (WA) (the Act)

Employer to pay $150k for workplace sexual harassment and assault

19-03-19 | The Victorian Civil and Administrative Tribunal (VCAT) has echoed the sentiments of Oracle and #MeToo in its recent decision of Kerkofs v Abdallah (Human Rights) [2019] VCAT 259, where it awarded $150,000 in damages to a victim of workplace sexual harassment and sexual assault.

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