Recent Cases

Cox v Mid-Coast Council [2021] NSWCA 190 (31 August 2021) (Meagher JA at [1]; Payne JA at [2]; Emmett AJA at [72])


NEGLIGENCE – dangerous recreational activities – appellant suffered injury in mid-air collision between light aircraft and Ferris wheel – appellant engaged in dangerous recreational activity of landing at an unregulated aircraft landing area – whether appellant suffered harm as the result of the materialisation of an obvious risk of a dangerous recreational activity – appropriate level of generality when characterising risk – obviousness of risk – appellant’s harm resulted from manifestation of the obvious risk of colliding with obstructions in the splay of the landing area – appeal dismissed