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  1. Policy Construction: A broad approach to “Property Insured” under an ISR policy

    20 July 2020 | Insurance & Health Law

    This case considered whether the property insured under an Industrial Special Risk policy was confined to property specifically listed or used for the insured business, or to the property at the insured location. The Background Oceanview Developments Pty...

  2. A failed $25 million investment reinforces the importance of early and specific claim notification

    13 July 2020 | Insurance & Health Law

    The NSW Court of Appeal has unanimously dismissed an appeal by DIF III - Global Co-Investment Fund L.P (DIF). The appeal addressed, amongst other things, the entitlement of DIF Capital Partners Limited (the Manager) to cover under a policy of professional...

  3. Home is where the heart is: the role of intention in residence-based exclusions

    29 June 2020 | Insurance & Health Law

    The Supreme Court of Queensland has provided guidance on how exclusions in insurance policies concerning where a person “usually lives” or is “ordinarily resident” should be interpreted, concluding the person’s intention is...

  4. Double (Trouble) Insurance - Federal Court rules on claim for equitable contribution from head contractor’s insurer after settlement

    5 June 2020 | Insurance & Health Law

    In the recent decision of QBE Insurance Australia Limited v Allianz Australia Insurance Limited [2020] FCA 589, the Federal Court found that an insurer was entitled to dual insurance contribution for the liability of a subcontractor that it had covered...

  5. Damages, Compensation or Legal Liability – Interpreting an Insuring Clause

    14 May 2020 | Insurance & Health Law

    The SA Metropolitan Fire Service (SAMFS) sought to recover the costs of remediating contaminated land following a fire fighting operation at the premises of the First Defendant (Mulhern). Mulhern’s public liability insurer denied coverage in...

  6. The response to COVID-19: will insurers in Australia measure up?

    27 April 2020 | Insurance & Health Law

    The outbreak and spread of COVID-19 has created a global health crisis which has had far-reaching consequences. Health systems are facing mounting strains and formerly busy cities are now deserted. In turn, the spread of the disease, lockdown and...

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