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  1. COVID-19 & Assessing Damages: What is the true measure of a plaintiff's loss?

    1 May 2020 | Insurance & Health Law

    The outbreak and spread of COVID-19 along with the global response to the crisis has had far-reaching and significant economic and other effects. It is worthwhile taking this into account when considering the compensation entitlement to an injured...

  2. 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...

  3. Smelling sweet: Council not liable to property owners for installation of sewer main

    14 March 2019 | Insurance & Health Law

    Plaintiffs’ claim against the defendant Council for trespass, subsidence and nuisance involving a sewer line traversing their property wholly dismissed. In Issue Was the sewer line installed in 2005 (with the consent of the former property owners)?...

  4. The cost of additional space needed to operate life preserving equipment is a ‘medical service’ and compensable

    11 July 2017 | Insurance & Health Law

    Increased rental expenses are compensable as a 'medical service' within the meaning of the Transport Accident Act 1986 (Vic) In Issue Whether increased rental expenses are compensable under the Transport Accident Act 1986 (Vic) The Background On 8...

  5. A negligent act with an appreciation of the risk can still be an ‘accident’

    4 November 2016 | Insurance & Health Law

    In Issues What constitutes an ‘accident’ Whether the overloading and damage to the crane was ‘accidental’ The Background The respondent insured a 100 tonne Telescopic Crawler Crane (the crane) owned by the appellant. On 1 February...

  6. The Insurance Act 2015 (UK) – an overview and implications for the Australian insurance market

    18 June 2015 | Insurance & Health Law

    On 12 February 2015 the UK Insurance Act 2015 (the Act) received royal assent and will take effect on 12 August 2016. It is one product of the longstanding review undertaken by the Law Commission and the Scottish Law Commission which sought to identify...

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