Geoffrey Hancy - Barrister

Drexel London v Gove and others

[2009] WASCA 181

On appeal client was successful. Strata company client. Architects, engineers, local government (City), and strata company. Catastrophic apartment residence balcony collapse at New Year’s Eve party. Supporting timber (oregon) not appropriate for exterior use. Thirty five injured partygoers. Strata company and local council not liable. Architects and engineers liable.

Applications to the High Court for special leave to appeal were dismissed on 28 May 2010 [2010] HCA Trans 147

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