Full Court Minute Books

Case B43/2022

CCIG Investments Pty Ltd v. Schokman

Case No.

Case no B43/2022

Case Information

Lower Court Judgment

18/03/2022 Supreme Court of Queensland (Court of Appeal) (Fraser, McMurdo & Mullins JJA)

[2022] QCA 38


Torts – Vicarious liability – Scope of employment – Opportunity or occasion for commission of tort – Where respondent asleep in appellant's staff accommodation when another employee urinated on face – Where trial judge concluded event exacerbated respondent's pre-existing conditions of narcolepsy and cataplexy, and suffered post-traumatic stress and adjustment disorder as result – Where respondent sued employer, alleging, relevantly, employee committed tort for which appellant, as employer, vicariously liable – Where primary judge found employee's act tortious, but concluded tort not committed in course of employee's employment – Where Court of Appeal applied Prince Alfred College Inc v ADC (2016) 258 CLR 134, holding employee occupying room as employee pursuant to obligations of employment contract and therefore requisite connection between employment and employee's actions – Whether event giving rise to respondent's injury within "course or scope of employment" – Proper approach to scope of vicarious liability discussed in Prince Alfred College Inc v ADC.


16/09/2022 Hearing (SLA, Canberra by video connection)

30/09/2022 Notice of appeal

04/11/2022 Written submissions (Appellant)

04/11/2022 Chronology (Appellant)

02/12/2022 Written submissions (Respondent)

22/12/2022 Reply

09/03/2023 Hearing (Full Court, Canberra) (Audio-visual recording)

09/03/2023 Outline of oral argument (Appellant)

09/03/2023 Outline of oral argument (Respondent)

02/08/2023 Judgment (Judgment summary)