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  1. Property Insurance Update - COVID-19 not excluded in policies referring to the “Quarantine Act”

    23 November 2020 | Insurance & Health Law

    In a unanimous decision, the NSW Court of Appeal held that an exclusion in the infectious diseases extension for quarantinable diseases under the “Quarantine Act 1908 (Cth) and subsequent amendments” could not be construed as meaning listed...

  2. Property Insurance Update – Implications for Australian Insurers of the UK Covid-19 Test Case

    21 September 2020 | Insurance & Health Law

    The United Kingdom’s High Court delivered its judgment in Financial Conduct Authority v Arch and Others1 on 15 September 2020. The case found largely in favour of policyholders and that business interruption cover would extend to COVID-19 losses...

  3. Property Insurance Update – UK High Court judgment on COVID-19 business interruption cover

    17 September 2020 | Insurance & Health Law

    Case description The United Kingdom’s High Court has delivered its judgment in the test case regarding business interruption cover for COVID-19 claims. The Court found in favour of policyholders in the majority of issues. The case addresses disease...

  4. Separating the Biowood from the ACP's

    11 August 2020 | Insurance & Health Law

    A consideration of the recent decision of the NSW Civil and Administrative Tribunal and subsequent Appeal Panel regarding the use of Biowood cladding on a building in NSW. While the insurance and construction industries and indeed the public are now...

  5. Code of Conduct for Building Surveyors in Victoria to take effect on 1 January 2021

    7 August 2020 | Insurance & Health Law

    With the attention of the construction industry focused squarely on dealing with the implications of Covid-19 and the ongoing cladding crisis, the release of the new Code of Conduct for Building Surveyors in Victoria (‘Code’) by the Victorian...

  6. Building Sector Overhaul in NSW

    6 August 2020 | Insurance & Health Law

    The NSW Government has unsurprisingly recognised the need for vast change to the obligations on design and building practitioners, introducing the Design and Building Practitioners Act 2020 (NSW) (DBP Act) and the Residential Apartment Buildings (Compliance and Enforcement Powers) Act 2020 (NSW)...

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