Case Law

On this page you will find a collection of unreported judgements from around Australia involving security, third party criminal acts, and licensed premises. I hope you find these cases interesting reading. I will be updating this page regularly with new decisions as they appear, so remember to keep checking back frequently for more updates.

Done forget to read my commentary on selected judgements.


Portelli v Tabriska Pty Ltd and Ors [2009] NSWCA 17

TORT — Negligence — Duty of care — Publicans and security firms — Previous altercation between patrons on premises — Whether duty of care is owed […]

Adeels Palace Pty Ltd v Moubarak; Adeels Palace Pty Ltd v Bou Najem [2009] HCA 48

NEGLIGENCE — Conduct of restaurant/nightclub — Duty of care owed by proprietor to patrons — Can extend to taking reasonable care to guard against injury from […]

CAL No 14 Pty Ltd v Scott [2009] HCA 47

TORTS — Negligence — Duty of care — Operator of hotel and liquor licensee — Intoxicated patron died in road accident after leaving hotel on motorcycle […]

Miles v. Brisbane City Council [2009] QDC 501

LIABILITY AT COMMON LAW FOR INJURY AT WORK – CAUSATION AND FORESEEABILITY – where plaintiff was employed by the defendant as a bus driver – where […]