Unpaid helper wins 250k for tree-lopping fall: damages to cushion labour market risk

Burton v Brooks [2011] NSWCA 175

A volunteer tree-trimmer has held a $250,000 damages verdict after the homeowner he offered to help failed to convince an appeal court that no duty of care was owed because the assistance given was unpaid.

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