Geoffrey Hancy - Barrister

PG & AM Boyle v Yeing

[2015] WASCA 241

On appeal client was successful. At trial client was successful.  Wheat farmer client. Property damage from escape of fire.  Negligence.  Prescribed burning/controlled burning of stubble on farm land.  Damage to neighbour’s machinery. Failure to maintain watch for sufficient time and prevent escape of fire.  Competing expert evidence on fire management. Respondent’s expert evidence preferred at trial. Appeal dismissed

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