Case Summaries

We were instructed to appeal a decision from the Local Court that concerned damages for loss of use of a motor vehicle. Justice Basten upheld the appeal and found that when assessing damages, what is being compensated is temporary loss of use, and the value or the prestige of the damaged vehicle is not an essential characteristic of what is reasonably necessary in a replacement vehicle. Reasonableness, is an objective standard based on what need the plaintiff had for the vehicle.

I ran into an internal company issue days prior to going overseas; on short notice Candan made time to see me and assured me that he would attend to certain tasks whilst I was away. This of course put my mind at ease as I was going to be away for 6 weeks. I have utilised MCKs legal services since and will continue to do so.

Nuvit Esmer

Nguyen v Cassim [2019] NSWSC 1130