Hanson & Anor v Goomboorian Transport Pty Ltd & Ors  QCA 41
Equity: tracing; life insurance policies; application of principles in Foskett v McKeown  1 AC 201;  UKHL 29
The Queensland Court of Appeal has allowed an appeal concerning the proceeds of a life insurance policy, holding that the primary judge erred in his construction of the policy, and so erred in how he then traced into the proceeds.
KV (Sri Lanka) (Appellant) v Secretary of State for the Home Department (Respondent)  UKSC 10
Adminstrative law: migration; Istanbul Protocol; role of medical experts in tribunal decision-making
The UK Supreme Court has allowed an appeal brought by an applicant for asylum, holding that the Court of Appeal erred in its treatment of a medical expert’s evidence concerning whether scars on the applicant’s body were consistent with his claims of being tortured.
Evidence: inferences from failure to call witness; intentional torts – battery
The Court of Appeal for British Columbia has dismissed an appeal, finding that the primary judge did not err in declining to draw an adverse inference against a plaintiff who chose not to call a witness.