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The Queensland Court of Appeal recently heard a case that raised the defence of volenti non fit injuria. By a majority of 2:1 the court held in Leyden v Caboolture Shire Council [2007] QCA 134 (20 April 2007) that the defence of volenti was established and defeated the action in negligence for damages for personal injury

Stickley, Amanda P. (2007) The Queensland Court of Appeal recently heard a case that raised the defence of volenti non fit injuria. By a majority of 2:1 the court held in Leyden v Caboolture Shire Council [2007] QCA 134 (20 April 2007) that the defence of volenti was established and defeated the action in negligence for damages for personal injury. The Queensland Lawyer, 28(1), pp. 23-25.

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The Queensland Court of Appeal recently heard a case that raised the defence of volenti non fit injuria. By a majority of 2:1 the court held in Leyden v Caboolture Shire Council [2007] QCA 134 (20 April 2007) that the defence of volenti was established and defeated the action in negligence for damages for personal injury.

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ID Code: 14818
Item Type: Journal Article
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Keywords: negligence, defences, volenti
ISSN: 0312-1658
Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Law
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2007 Thomson Legal & Regulatory
Copyright Statement: Reproduced in accordance with the copyright policy of the publisher.
Deposited On: 10 Sep 2008
Last Modified: 09 Jun 2010 23:04

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