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Contributory negligence - fact or fiction?

Date: 17 February 2022, 09:00 - 10:00
Location: Online webinar
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We will kick off our first insurance webinar for 2022 by looking at the concept of contributory negligence in claims, with a focus on the employment relationship. 

Event Details

Join our Head of Insurance Damien van Brunschot and Special Counsel Marissa Coward as they review the latest significant decisions from the Courts and cover topics including:  

  • Is contributory negligence a fiction, and how is it reconciled with an employer's onerous duty of care?
  • What needs to be proved to establish contributory negligence?
  • What is the line between misjudgement, inadvertence and contributory negligence?
  • How important are clear instructions and direction—a clearly understood system of work?

You may submit questions for consideration before the webinar by emailing us at selina.sawaya@dwf.law. Alternatively, you will have the opportunity to ask questions during the live webinar via the chat box function.

We hope you will join us for this webinar on an often misunderstood topic.


Thursday 17 February, 9:00am – 10:00am AEST (Queensland time)


  • Damien van Brunschot, Head of Insurance Australia 
  • Marissa Coward, Special Counsel
Contributory negligence - fact or fiction? Register for the webinar today!