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Sisters in Law: Man looks to sue council over ‘dangerous’ tree

Sisters in Law: Man looks to sue council over ‘dangerous’ tree
Welcome to Sisters In Law, news.com.au’s weekly column solving all of your legal problems. This week, our resident lawyers and real-life sisters Alison and Jillian Barrett from Maurice Blackburn advise on whether council decisions can be appealed.

This week, our resident lawyers and real-life sisters Alison and Jillian Barrett from Maurice Blackburn advise on whether council decisions can be appealed.h4 ‘Dodgy’ real estate agents playing with offers Push to dob anti-vaxxers in to police If you have a legal question you would like Alison and Jillian to answer, please email [email protected] Get more from Alison and Jillian on their Facebook page p SydneyAnd if the tree does fall and cause property damage/injury, am I able to sue my council?

If the tree on your property was to fall and cause injury or damage, the council could be liable.You would need to prove that it was ‘reasonably foreseeable’ to the council that the tree was going to fall and cause the damage.

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