Duty of Care
Developments in institutional liability for sexual assault: SMA v John XXIII College (No.2)  ACTSC 21127th Aug 2020
Angela Sdrinis discusses the recent case of SMA v John XXIII College (No.2)  ACTSC 211, which explored the liability of a university residential college for a sexual assault. The case shows that in some circumstances the common law is evolving to recognise that institutions should be held liable for the intentional torts of another person (even if they are not an employee) against vulnerable adults.
18th Jun 2020
Phil Griffin explores the facts and outcomes of a recent psychiatric injury case decided in Queensland. This case highlights that the risks inherent in an employee’s role are an important consideration in determining the reasonable precautions that an employer must take to meet its duty of care to its employees.
7th Jun 2018
A discussion of the NSW laws surrounding filming, and whether we owe strangers involved in an accident a duty of care.
3rd Aug 2017
AHRC released a report on sexual assault and harassment of university students. The report details disturbing instances of sexual assault and harassment.