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Story Behind the Judgements: The Influence of Judicial Personalities on Negligence Case Outcomes

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Her Honour discusses how subjective factors (specifically personality and philosophy) can influence judicial decision-making in negligence cases when legal arguments are indeterminate. Her Honour contrasts the different judicial personalities of Justice Dixon and Justice William Deane in the context of their decision making. Finally, Her Honour considers whether subjective factors should influence judicial decision making.

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Insurance Council of Australia Conference and Annual Lunch, Sofitel Hotel, Melbourne

Date Speech Given

11/11/2004

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The Judiciary

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