Geoffrey Hancy - Barrister

Earlier Cases // Transport & Marine

Date Name Of Matter Citation/Court Details
2006
08/06/2006 Allison Pty Ltd v Lumley General Insurance Ltd (“Pilbara Pilot”) [2006] WASC 104

Marine insurance. Loss of vessel in cyclone. Whether claim excluded because vessel not moored on cyclone proof mooring.

13/01/2006 Skinner v Broadbent [2006] WASCA 2

Car crash.  Whether keys removed from ignition of moving car. Credibility finding. Adequacy of reasons for decision

2005
06/10/2005 Frame v Woodside Energy Ltd [2005] AATA 997

Seafarers’ compensation. Whether production vessel an off-shore industry mobile unit

21/05/2005 Allison Pty Ltd v Lumley General Insurance Ltd [2004] WASC 98 [2004] WASC 99

Marine insurance. Duty of good faith. Limitation period.

20/05/2005 Commissioner Main Roads v Jones [2005] HCA 27 (2005) 79 ALJR 1104

Roads authority. Liability for failure to erect signs warning of straying wild animals in Kimberley region of Western Australia

11/03/2005 Allison Pty Ltd v Lumley General Insurance Ltd [2005] WASC 37

Marine insurance. Legal professional privilege. Implied waiver by statement in affidavit in interlocutory application

2004
16/11/2004 Allison Pty Ltd v Lumley General Insurance Ltd [2004] WASC 232

Marine insurance. Detail required in list of documents for which privilege claimed by insurer

29/10/2004 Hume v Total Marine Services [2004] AATA 1135

Seafarers’ compensation. TAFE lecturer.

26/05/2004 Insurance Commission of Western Australia v Container Handlers Pty Ltd [2004] HCA 24 (2004) 78 ALJR 821

Compulsory third party injury motor vehicle insurance. Meaning of “directly caused by, or by the driving of, the vehicle”.

2003
28/08/2003 Capka v BHP Petroleum Pty Ltd [2003] AATA 845

Seafarers’ Compensation / psychiatric injury.

05/08/2003 Gibbs v Mercantile Mutual Pty Ltd [2003] HCA 39 (2003) 214 CLR 604

Marine insurance. Liability cover. Meaning of the “sea”.

16/06/2003 Mermaid Marine v Tamboritha Consultants Commercial Arbitration

Arbitration. Charterparty. Alleged indemnity for loss of ROV.

14/04/2003 Abbott v Balcomb [2003] WADC 80

Collision between prime mover and car-caravan. Fatal accident. Injury. Property damage.

2002
20/11/2002 Jones v Commissioner of Main Roads [2002] WASCA 307

Negligence. Liability of road authority for animal hazard.

12/04/2002 Westrac Equipment Pty Ltd v “Assets Venture” [2002] FCA 440 (2002) 192 ALR 277

Marine. Goods lost at sea. Bailment. Negligence. Bill of lading.

08/03/2002 Allison Pty Ltd (“Pilbara Pilot”) v Lumley General Insurance Ltd [2002] WASC 41

Marine insurance. “Cyclone proof mooring”. Good faith.

29/08/2001 Mercantile Mutual Insurance v Gibbs & Ors [2001] WASCA 271 (2001) 24 WAR 453

Marine insurance. Liability cover. Meaning of the “sea”. Appeal to High Court of Australia dismissed [2003] HCA 39

20/04/2001 Nocifora v The Ship “Osprey” Supreme Court of WA

Marine. Application for leave to bring action

17/01/2001 Benson-Brown v HIH Casualty & General & Allied Insurance Brokers [2001] WASC 6

Marine insurance. Boat burned to water line. Non-disclosure.

1999
21/04/1999 Morrell v Harford & Gibbs & Paraglide Pty Ltd District Court of WA

Marine insurance. Public liability. Appeal to Full Court of WA allowed [2001] WASCA 271

04/03/1999 Brambles v WMC Engineering Services WA Full Court

Transport contract. Incorporation of terms. Bailment.

1998
19/01/1998 WMC Engineering Services v Brambles Supreme Court of WA

Road. Interest on judgment. Costs.

1997
31/10/1997 WMC Engineering Services v Brambles Supreme Court of WA

Road Negligence. Transport of goods. Bailment.

06/02/1997 Cape Lambert Services Pty Ltd (In Liq) v QBE Insurance & Mercantile Marine Insurance Supreme Court of WA

Marine. Loss of hire. Damage to vessel.

1996
02/05/1996 Cape Lambert Services Pty Ltd (In Liq) v QBE Insurance & Mercantile Marine Insurance Supreme Court of WA

Marine. Loss of hire. Damage to vessel.

1995
22/05/1995 Selfe v Western Helicopters Pty Ltd District Court of WA

Aviation accident

05/04/1995 Brambles v WMC Engineering WA Full Court (1995) 14 WAR 239

Road. Discovery

1993
17/08/1993 SGIC v Pollock Supreme Court WA (1993) 11 ACSR 333

Directors’ liability. Insolvent trading.

1992
03/06/1992 WMC v Brambles Supreme Court of WA

Road. Negligence. Bailment

06/04/1992 Hawker de Havilland v Barabas Supreme Court of WA

Aviation. Dispute over possession of aircraft. Injunction

04/03/1992 Dilosa v Stirling Marine Supreme Court of WA

Marine, Procedure

1990
26/02/1990 Associated Minerals et al v Secretary, Department of Transport & Communications Administrative Appeals Tribunal

Marine. Administrative law review. Freedom of information. Lost vessel MV Singa Sea

22/06/1984 Hunt & Baird v Cartwright Industries District Court of WA

Aircraft crash.

04/05/1984 Hoffman & Son v Moffett WA Full Court [1984] ATR 80-579

Road. Negligence. Motor vehicle damage.

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