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Class Actions in Australia: Issues for Insurers in 2017 - download your copy here.
  1. Engineer did not to owe a duty of care to a subsequent purchaser for the design and certification of a concrete slab

    22 March 2017 | Insurance & Health Law

    Plaintiff company failed to establish a claim for pure economic loss against a builder and engineers with respect to failure of a concrete slab in an airconditioning storage warehouse. In Issue Claim for pure economic loss Consideration of whether the...

  2. Inspecting buildings and exclusion clauses: proceed with caution

    22 March 2017 | Insurance & Health Law

    Building inspector and insurer liable to child plainitff for brain injuries and to mother for nervous shock following balcony collapse. In Issue Negligence of building inspector Construction of exclusion clause in insurance policy The Background The...

  3. ProFiles | March 2017

    22 March 2017 | Insurance & Health Law

    Welcome to the first edition of ProFiles for 2017. There have been a number of developments in the areas of directors’ and officers’ and professional indemnity since our last update. First, we discuss the NSW Law Reform Commission’s...

  4. To be or not to be a party to the contract

    21 March 2017 | Insurance & Health Law

    Insurer successfully avoids liability under a life insurance contract on the grounds of fraudulent misrepresentation. In Issue Whether insurer entitled to avoid a contract of insurance because of fraudulent misrepresentation pursuant to Insurance...

  5. EPL.Files | Inaugural Edition March 2017

    15 March 2017 | Insurance & Health Law

    This quarterly eNewsletter has been prompted by a surge in employment and workplace relations disputes, resulting in increased employment practices liability claims under insurance policies. EPL.Files aims to promote awareness amongst our insurer and...

  6. Bird is the Word

    15 March 2017 | Insurance & Health Law

    Introduction In the recent decision of Wayland v Bird [2017] NSWCA 26, the NSW Court of Appeal upheld the primary judge’s decision to reject an application to join a professional indemnity insurer to proceedings, pursuant to s 6(4) of the Law Reform

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