FLORIDA HOTELS PTY LTD V MAYO  113 CLR 588
High Court of Australia – 25 May 1965
Florida Hotels decided to construct a pool at the rear of one of its hotels. Mayo was retained as the architect to design the pool.
Florida Hotels did not engage a builder but instead engaged tradesmen and laborers to carry out the work. Mayo did some supervising of the works.
Cooks, an employee of Florida Hotels, was injured when a concrete slab fractured. The fracture was caused by the faulty placement of reinforcing mesh.
Did Mayo owe a duty of care to Florida Hotels and Cook to design the pool and supervise the construction of the pool?