Hamcor Pty Ltd & Anor v State of Qld
[2015] ACA 183


Crown Law’s Commercial Dispute Resolution Team has successfully defended an appeal on behalf of Queensland Fire and Rescue Service concerning alleged breaches of duty of care in negligence in fighting one of the State’s largest chemical fires.

On 2 October 2015, the Court of Appeal confirmed statutory immunity under Fire Rescue Service Act 1910.

The Court also considered the Wednesbury unreasonableness test and s. 36 of the Civil Liability Act 2003.

More detail is available from the Supreme Court Library Queensland.