Briggs v New South Wales

The High Court will hear an appeal against a decision of the NSW Court of Appeal on negligence claims and the harm of post-traumatic stress disorder in the context of policing. The NSWCA held that the State was not liable in negligence to pay a detective compensation for psychological harm suffered from his exposure to horrific crimes. It held that the appellant had not established any steps the State could have taken that would have led him to avoid the harm or seek early treatment.

High Court Judgment
High Court Documents Briggs
Full Court Hearing 10 November 2017
Special Leave Hearing [2017] HCATrans 109 12 May 2017
Appeal from NSWCA [2016] NSWCA 344 9 December 2016
Trial Judgment, NSWDC
[2015] NSWDC 235 29 October 2015
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About Martin Clark

Martin Clark is a PhD Candidate and Judge Dame Rosalyn Higgins Scholar at the London School of Economics and Political Science and Research Fellow at Melbourne Law School. He holds honours degrees in law, history and philosophy from the University of Melbourne, and an MPhil in Law from MLS. While at MLS, he worked as a researcher for several senior faculty members, was a 2012 Editor of the Melbourne Journal of International Law, tutor at MLS and various colleges, a Jessie Legatt Scholar, and attended the Center for Transnational Legal Studies Program.