Vaccination, Vacillation, and Exemption: What should General Practitioners do with vaccine hesitant patients?18 October 2021 | Insurance & Health Law
The Victorian Government’s mandating of COVID-19 vaccinations for all ‘authorised employees’ has seen an increase in requests for medical exemptions from general practitioners. In this article, we discuss the relevant considerations of general practitioners in managing patients’ requests for...
Case Collective | October 202113 October 2021 | Insurance & Health Law
The October edition of Case Collective is here! In this month’s edition, we discuss the case of a first-home buyer being awarded $100k in damages after finding that her solicitor and real estate agent involved failed to advise her on the...
Vaccinate or litigate? The role of family law when parents can’t agree13 October 2021 | Family Law
With attention now turning to whether and when children should be vaccinated against COVID-19, a recent decision of the Federal Circuit Court of Australia provides a timely reminder that where parents are unable to agree about vaccination, the court will...
Don’t let your right of subrogation or recoupment turn to mist!11 October 2021 | Insurance & Health Law
The Federal Court considered an insurer’s right of recoupment against an insured in circumstances where the insured received the benefit of a settlement in relation to an indemnity dispute with the insurer and also successfully recovered losses from a third party.
Indemnity for Fines? That is not ‘Fine’: New Victorian Laws Pass Penalties for Unsafe Workplaces Directly to Employers11 October 2021 | Insurance & Health Law
Recent amendments to the Occupational Health and Safety Act 2004 (Vic) (OH&S Act) immediately void any term of an insurance contract or arrangement which indemnifies a person or entity for a penalty imposed for a breach of the OH&S Act regardless of whether a prosecution is on foot, when the policy...
Lawyers beware! How a failure to advise on an uninhabitable granny flat left a conveyancing lawyer $76,000 out of pocket8 October 2021 | Insurance & Health Law
The NSW District Court has awarded $100k in damages to a first-home buyer after its finding that her solicitor and the real estate agent involved failed to appropriately advise her on the habitability of a granny flat.