The frying pan might be hot – community standards versus legal standards in contributory negligence cases

Contributory negligence tends to be one of those polarising aspects of personal injuries law. Many community members (particularly employers) are surprised by the low deductions made by the courts for contributory negligence. A recent Victorian case highlights this disparity. In Aycicek v Flowline Industries Pty Ltd [2019] VSCA 37, the Victorian Court of Appeal rejected … Continue reading The frying pan might be hot – community standards versus legal standards in contributory negligence cases