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Supreme Court of Victoria not led up the Garden Path

VWA v Monash University [2016] VSC 178 (22 April 2016)

The Supreme Court of Victoria has recently dismissed a claim for indemnity by the VWA against Monash University, finding that the University was not required to take precautions against all risks found on the premises of the University.

The decision is further evidence of the Victorian Courts’ recent tendency to take a common sense approach to occupier’s liability in circumstances where the risk of injury is so obvious that it ought to have been apparent to the injured party.

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