On 5 February 2010 Mr Andrew Morris (the Plaintiff) fell from a cliff-top on North Stradbroke Island. He sustained serious injuries including paraplegia. The Plaintiff and some friends had set off at night in search of a track/access point to the beach because they intended to go fishing the next day. The Plaintiff said he followed a track, and after stopping for a short time, believed he saw stairs in the distance and set off toward them before falling. The Plaintiff pursued a personal injury claim against the Redland Shire Council, claiming they were negligent in failing to warn the Plaintiff of the existence of the cliff, and by failing to have signage directing the public to beach access points.