Shaw Savill and Albion Company Ltd v Commonwealth

JurisdictionAustralia Federal only
Judgment Date1940
Neutral Citation[1940] HCA 40,[1953] HCA 24,1953-0504 HCA A
CourtHigh Court
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12 cases
  • Bici and Another v Ministry of Defence
    • United Kingdom
    • Queen's Bench Division
    • 7 d3 Abril d3 2004
    ...which testify to this principle of combat immunity. It seems that the concept was first described in those terms in Shaw Savill and Albion Company Ltd v The Commonwealth [1940] HCA40; (1940) 66 CLR 344, a decision of the High Court of Australia. The plaintiffs brought a claim in damages fo......
  • Smith v Ministry of Defence
    • United Kingdom
    • Supreme Court
    • 19 d3 Junho d3 2013
    ...attention as a separate issue in its own right. (b) the authorities 84 Combat immunity made its first appearance in Shaw Savill & Albion Co Ltd v Commonwealth (1940) 66 CLR 344. A collision had occurred between HMAS Adelaide and a civilian vessel, the MV Coptic. It took place on 3 December ......
  • Thomas v Mowbray and Ors
    • Australia
    • High Court
    • 2 d4 Agosto d4 2007
    ...Court would otherwise ordinarily rely. So much was confirmed recently in Attorney-General (Cth) v Tse Chu-Fai244: ‘In Shaw Savill & Albion Co Ltd v The Commonwealth, Dixon J spoke of “the exceptional rule giving conclusive effect to official statements” and to those matters of fact “which t......
  • Haskins v Commonwealth
    • Australia
    • High Court
    • 10 d3 Agosto d3 2011
    ...234 CLR 210; [2008] HCA 7. 32 See, for example, Shaw Savill and Albion Co Ltd v The Commonwealth (1940) 66 CLR 344 at 360 per Dixon J; [1940] HCA 40; Groves v The Commonwealth (1982) 150 CLR 113 at 121–122 per Stephen, Mason, Aickin and Wilson JJ; [1982] HCA 33 Dixon, ‘De Facto Officers’, ......
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