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The firm acted for a boy, Rodney John Cooper of South Marulan, successfully suing the Southern Portland Cement after he lost his right arm touching a 33,000 V electric cable on their property. Representing Cooper in court, Ray Loveday QC put forward the argument that even though the children were trespassers, the company still owed them a duty of care, given that it knew that they regularly played on the sand hills on its property.

“But Mr Loveday, if what you say is true, it would mean that everyone who has a swimming pool would have to put a fence around it!”

Appeal Judge