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  1. When character, reputation and tendency evidence matter

    3 April 2020 | Insurance & Health Law

    The plaintiff, a then minor, brought proceedings in the NSW Supreme Court against her stepfather alleging that she was sexually and physically assaulted, resulting in the birth of a child. The defendant pleaded guilty to three offences of sexual assaul...

  2. Unfair dismissal update – poor process to termination will let you down

    2 April 2020 | Insurance & Health Law

    A recent finding of the Fair Work Commission highlights the importance of an employer complying with its own disciplinary policies even in the face of inappropriate behaviour, which breaches policy. This case also shows that the Fair Work Commission is...

  3. Causation and Building Disputes - The pitfalls of commencing proceedings against third party contractors

    1 April 2020 | Insurance & Health Law

    The New South Wales Supreme Court has dismissed proceedings brought by property developers (the plaintiffs) against a structural engineer (the defendant) who provided, and certified, a defective design. The court found that the plaintiffs had failed to...

  4. Swiss Re successful on contract basics: offer and acceptance

    1 April 2020 | Insurance & Health Law

    In a recent decision, the Supreme Court of Victoria has confirmed the importance of clear acceptance of an offer for a contract to be binding. The decision arises from an indemnity dispute following a property fire in West Footscray, which burned for d...

  5. Changes in prescribing Hydroxychloroquine due to COVID-19

    26 March 2020 | Insurance & Health Law

    Hydroxychloroquine is used to treat conditions (including malaria and rheumatoid arthritis) and may potentially be used to treat COVID-19. To avoid shortage concerns in Australia, the Department of Health made the Poisons Standard Amendment...

  6. Does a two-year relationship mean we are a de facto couple?

    25 March 2020 | Family Law

    For family law purposes, a person is in a de facto relationship with another person if they: Are not legally married to each other Are not related by family, and Have a “relationship as a couple living together on a genuine domestic basis&...

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