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Indemnity interpretation & enforcement following settlement with a third party

Action Workforce Pty Ltd v DHL Exel Supply Chain (Australia) Pty Ltd; DHL Exel Supply Chain (Australia) Pty Ltd v Action Workforce Pty Ltd [2017] NSWCA 321 

The recent decision of the NSW Court of Appeal in Action Workforce Pty Ltd v DHL Exel Supply Chain (Australia) Pty Ltd involved a dispute about the construction and enforcement of a contractual indemnity in connection with the prosecution of a cross-claim by a warehouse operator against a labour hire company. This was in the context of a labour-hire employee causing damage to goods and followed the pre-trial settlement of the claims made by the owner of the goods against each party to the cross-claim.

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