Material Contribution & Section 34 of Civil Liability Act

Material Contribution & Section 34 of Civil Liability Act

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Material Contribution & Section 34 of Civil Liability Act
Monday, 20 May 2024 | 4:30pm - 6:00pm | In-Person & by Webinar 
1.5 CPD units (Standard)
Presenters: Mark Roberts KC - Murray Chambers
                       Sally Heidenreich - Murray Chambers
                       Katarina Grenfell - Murray Chambers
Chair: Her Honour Judge Katrina Bochner - Supreme Court of South Australia
This talk will explore the differences that exist in our provisions of the Civil Liability Act compared to the other states. In addition to attempting to uncover the meaning of our legislation, I investigate the application of section 34(2), which at face value appears, perhaps unintentionally, to have significantly altered the common law by adopting a principle that is not accepted in Australia, while at the same time excluding another well-accepted principle, which continues to have application throughout Australia. In so doing, I advance a theory that the effect of section 34(2) appears to be that the law in South Australia is completely at odds with every other state. 

Key takeaway from this session:
How causation is able to be proven in South Australia may not be what you think.

About the Presenter:
Mark Roberts KC is a trial and appellant advocate, practising in most areas of civil, commercial, and public law with a predominant focus on personal injury, product liability, industrial accidents, insurance and reinsurance, inquests and inquiries, and professional negligence. He has specialist knowledge in matters involving medical negligence, institutional abuse, asbestos-related diseases, and catastrophic injury claims representing both sides of litigation. While based out of Adelaide, he has a national practice, appearing in the Supreme Courts of each of the States and Territories and has chambers in Perth and Darwin. His clients include State governments and government agencies, major insurers, corporate entities, and individuals. 

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Platinum Members: Free
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Non-Members: $160

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Monday, 20 May 2024

4:30 PM - 6:00 PM ACDT

The Law Society of South Australia
Level 10, Terrace Towers
178 North Terrace
Adelaide SA 5000