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Case S172/2011

Strong v. Woolworths Limited T/as Big W and Anor

Case No.


Case Information

Lower Court Judgment

26/11/2010 Supreme Court of New South Wales (Court of Appeal)

[2010] NSWCA 282


Torts — Negligence — Causation — Onus — Applicant slipped on chip and fell in area of shopping centre where respondent had exclusive right to conduct sidewalk sales — Whether causation established — Whether s 5D(1) of Civil Liability Act 2002 (NSW) ("CLA") excludes consideration of material contribution to harm and increase in risk — Whether applicant demonstrated lack of adequate cleaning system responsible for debris on centre floor — CLA, ss 5D, 5E.

Short Particulars


13/05/2011 Hearing (SLA, Sydney)

24/05/2011 Notice of appeal

10/06/2011 Written submissions (Appellant)

10/06/2011 Chronology

01/07/2011 Written submissions (Respondent)

08/07/2011 Reply

05/08/2011 Hearing (Full Court, Canberra)

07/04/2012 Judgment  (Judgment summary)