JK v State of New South Wales [2014] NSWSC 1084

Scott Cowell


Moray Agnew


The State of New South Wales (the State) successfully argued before the New South Wales Supreme Court (judgment delivered 14 August 2014) that QR (the teacher) should make a substantial contribution towards a consent judgment (the settlement) the State achieved with JK (the plaintiff) who was sexually assaulted by the teacher. The decision of her Honour Harrison AsJ importantly considers the vexed question of when an institutional body may be vicariously liable for the criminal conduct of its employees – which was left open by the High Court in State of New South Wales v Lepore.

Read more:

Legal Directions – Stop Press – 19 August 2014

Reproduced with permission from Moray Agnew.


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