Geoffrey Hancy - Barrister

Earlier Cases // Professional Liability

Date Name Of Matter Citation/Court Details
2008
14/02/2008 Do v King Edward Memorial & Princess Margaret Hospitals Board [2008] WADC 21

At trial client was successful. Interlocutory decision. Maternity hospital client. Alleged malpractice. Baby born with severe brain damage. Pleading causation. Particulars of causation.

18/01/2008 Clambake Pty Ltd v Owston Nominees No.2 [2007] WASCA 286 (2007) 35 WAR 394

At trial client was successful. On interlocutory appeal client was not successful. Real estate agent client. Warehoused antiques, paintings and curios destroyed by fire. Factual foundation of expert evidence.

23/10/2007 Clambake Pty Ltd v Tipperary Projects Pty Ltd (No.2) [2007] WASC 244

At trial client was successful. Interlocutory decision. Real estate agent client. Warehoused antiques, paintings and curios destroyed by fire. Factual foundation of expert evidence.

20/02/2007 Townsend v Roussety & Co (WA) Pty Ltd and Pilkadaris [2007] WASCA 40 (2007) 33 WAR 321

Accountant. Advice to purchasers about vendor of franchise business. “Half truths”. Misleading conduct. Negligence. Cause of loss

2006
14/12/2006 Le Brun v Joseph, Bested, Kearon and Kalgoorlie Regional Hospital [2006] WADC 200

Doctors. Hospital. Alleged medical malpractice. Rupture of undiagnosed cerebral arteriovenous malformation.  Brain damage

08/12/2006 Grant v Monitor Money [2006] FCA 1716

Financial Planner. Alleged negligent advice on investments. Application to strike out statement of claim

2005
06/11/2005 Dissidomino v Butcher Paul & Calder [2005] WASCA 210

Lawyers. Alleged negligent conduct of litigation. Whether next friend a “privy” of plaintiff. Previous unsuccessful negligence action by next friend.

14/01/2005 Townsend v Pilkadaris [2005] WASC 4

Accountant. Alleged negligence, misleading conduct, breach of fiduciary duty. Business purchase

2004
11/10/2004 Fico v O’Leary, Sigma Pty Ltd & Ors [2004] WASC 215

Accountants. Alleged negligence. Business purchase

27/05/2004 Hall v Petros [2004] WADC 87

Doctor. Medical specialist. Urogynaecologist Failure to warn of treatment risks.

2002
14/12/2002 Capebay Holdings Pty Ltd v Marks Healy Sands [2002] WASC 287

Lawyers. Alleged negligence. Commercial property.

2001
23/05/2001 Duvall v Godfrey Virtue & Co [2001] WASC 163

Lawyers. Costs orders.

04/04/2001 Duvall v Godfrey Virtue & Co [2001] WASC 34

Lawyers. Damages.

2000
05/12/2000 Hart v Mossensons [2000] WASC 295

Lawyers. Breach of contract. Registration of bill of sale

11/08/2000 Skahill & Thomas v Kestral Holdings & City Of Wanneroo [2000] WASCA 185

Local authority liability. Procedure. “Springing order”.

1999
29/10/1999 Davey v Ron Farris Real Estate Pty Ltd [1999] WASC 207

Real estate agent. Breach of contract. Fiduciary duty. Action struck out as abuse of process

15/09/1999 Newman v Phillips Fox (1999) 21 WAR 309

Lawyers. Confidential information.

1997
02/12/1997 Hudson Resources Ltd v Kaiser Engineers Supreme Court WA

Engineers. Mining project

24/09/1997 Duvall v Godfrey Virtue & Co Supreme Court WA

Lawyers. Conduct of trial. Advice on execution of judgment

19/03/1997 Aboriginal Death in Custody: Inquest into the death of Kim Nixon Coroner’s Court WA

Police officers. Counsel assisting Coroner.

1996
18/09/1996 Duvall v Godfrey Virtue & Co

Lawyers. Conduct of trial. Advice on execution of judgment

31/08/1996 Miller v Royal Perth Hospital District Court WA

Medical negligence. Brain damage.

1994
07/10/1994 State of Western Australia v Deane & Ors Supreme Court WA

Auditors & directors liability. Procedure

31/03/1994 McGann v Royal Perth Hospital District Court WA

Medical negligence. Alcohol withdrawal.

24/03/1994 Sellars v Adelaide Petroleum High Court (1994) 179 CLR 332

Company secretary. Misleading conduct. Trade practices.

18/03/1994 Louis St John Johnson – St John Ambulance Coroner’s Inquest

Ambulance officers. Murder victim

1993
13/12/1993 Bride v Freehill Hollingdale & Page WA Full Court

Lawyers. Appeal. Procedure.

1992
22/05/1992 Trevor Williams v Ferguson Supreme Court WA

Engineers.

1991
24/12/1991 Sellars v Adelaide Petroleum Federal Court of Australia Full Court (1991) 105 ALR 25

Company secretary. Misleading conduct. Trade practices.

1990
16/11/1990 WA Teachers Financial Society v Gorey Supreme Court WA

Auditors’ liability. Financial institution

1988
28/10/1988 WA Teachers Financial Society v Gorey Supreme Court WA

Auditors’ liability. Financial institution

1987
15/10/1987 Bateman v Halliday WA Full Court

Lawyers. Solicitor’s costs

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