Case Collective Episode 6: The High Court confirms a high bar for employers

Mitchell Lee

In this episode, BN’s Kingsley Grimshaw and Mitchell Lee cover two decisions highlighting the onerous obligations owed by persons and entities charged with managing the safety of others. In the interests of balance, they also discuss a decision out of the NSW District Court involving a win for the defendants. To read the full summary of these cases, head to

  • Intent does not suffice, employers can’t roll the dice on inherent risks – 0:46
  • It’s all fun and games until someone loses an eye: school liable for misbehaving students injuries despite obvious risk – 4:18
  • Still glaringly obvious – no liability for cyclist collision with poorly lit barricade – 7:47

This episode was edited by Audio Advantage.

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