Recent Cases

Venues NSW v Kane [2023] NSWCA 192 (18 August 2023) (Leeming and Adamson JJA, Simpson AJA)


NEGLIGENCE – occupier’s liability – plaintiff slipped while descending stepped aisle at outdoor stadium – whether reasonable occupier would have installed a handrail – identification of risk of harm – significance of obviousness of risk – no evidence of other persons slipping on stepped aisle – stadium certified as compliant with Building Code of Australia – appeal allowed and judgment for defendant entered