High Court of Australia

Taylor v The Owners – Strata Plan No 11564 [2014] HCA 9

88 ALJR 473; 306 ALR 547

2 Apr 2014

Case Number: S179/2013

Before

French CJ, Crennan, Bell, Gageler, Keane JJ

Catchwords

Statutes – Statutory construction – Whether Court of Appeal erred in construction of Civil Liability Act 2002 (NSW), s 12(2) – Whether Civil Liability Act 2002 (NSW), s 12(2) limits awards of damages under Compensation to Relatives Act 1897 (NSW), ss 3, 4 – Whether s 12(2) limitation applies to deceased's gross weekly earnings.

Words and phrases – "claimant", "deceased", "gross weekly earnings", "loss of expectation of financial support".

Civil Liability Act 2002 (NSW) – ss 12(1), 12(2).

Compensation to Relatives Act 1897 (NSW) – ss 3, 4.
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