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The Causation Question in Pure Economic Loss, Lost Opportunity Claims - NYL Lecture Series

Speakers: Shaun McElwaine SC

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What is a claim for pure economic loss? When is a claim for pure economic loss properly characterised as one for the loss of a chance? What is the causation requirement for such claims having regard to sections 13 and 14 of the Civil Liability Act 2002? Detailed attention will be directed to Sellars -v– Adelaide Petroleum NL (1994) 179 CLR 332 and to Tabet -v– Gett (2010) 240 CLR 537. 

Presentation and paper delivered 14 April 2016 - Staffordshire House
Includes Q&A

CPD: 1, SL


About the Speaker


SHAUN McELWAINE SC, Principal, Shuan McElwaine & Associates

Shaun has practiced as a barrister and solicitor since 1984. His main practice areas focus upon complex commercial litigation, legal professional indemnity claims, land use planning and development, appellate advocacy, the judicial review of administrative decision-making together with equity and trusts. He regularly appears at trial, and on appeal, before the Supreme Court of Tasmania and the Federal Court of Australia, with occasional appearances in the High Court. He maintains chambers in Launceston and Hobart and took silk in 2013.

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