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Case S313/2010

Dasreef Pty Limited v. Hawchar

Case No.


Case Information

Lower Court Judgment

6/07/2010 Supreme Court of New South Wales (Court of Appeal)(Allsop P, Basten JA, Campbell JA)

[2010] NSWCA 154


Evidence — Admissibility and relevance — Opinion evidence — Expert opinion —Expert with experience relevant to general topic of industrial dust gave opinion evidence to Dust Diseases Tribunal on concentration of silica in air — Whether expert disclosed facts, assumptions and reasoning in manner sufficient to make it plain to trial judge that expert opinion wholly or substantially based on expert’s expertise in area of contention — Whether such disclosure necessary in order for evidence to be admissible — Evidence Act 1995 (NSW) s 79.

Short Particulars


10/12/2010 Hearing (SLA, Sydney)

22/12/2010 Notice of appeal

01/02/2011 Written submissions (Appellant)

01/02/2011 Chronology

22/02/2011 Written submissions (Respondent)

01/03/2011 Reply

06/04/2011 Hearing (Full Court, Canberra)

22/06/2011 Judgment  (Judgment summary)