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  1. Worker or contractor? Consideration in the context of a multi-party relationship

    7 July 2020 | Insurance & Health Law

    This Victorian Court of Appeal decision considers the application of the common law test for an employee in the context of a multi-party arrangement. In Issue Whether or not the Worker was an employee or contractor for EVS. The background The second...

  2. WorkSafe prosecutions: an upwards trend in penalties

    4 September 2018 | Insurance & Health Law

    An increased focus on workplace safety and an upwards trend in the value of WorkSafe prosecution penalties being imposed is significant not only for employers but also their insurers, who often provide cover for such penalties. Background Since the...

  3. Victoria or New South Wales? A question of applicable law

    30 January 2018 | Insurance & Health Law

    This New South Wales Court of Appeal decision considers whether Victorian law governs motor accident claims which relate to injuries suffered in NSW for which compensation is payable under the Victorian workers compensation scheme. In Issue Whether...

  4. Changes to professional standards for financial advisers: The Corporations Amendment (Professional Standards of Financial Advisers) Act 2017

    9 May 2017 | Insurance & Health Law

    The Corporations Amendment (Professional Standards of Financial Advisers) Act 2017 (Act) received royal assent on 22 February 2017. The Act introduces new reforms to raise the professional, educational and ethical standards of financial advisers....

  5. ‘Non-compliant’ cladding issues update

    26 October 2016 | Insurance & Health Law

    Earlier this year in May 2016, we reported on the implications for insurers arising out of non-compliant cladding, an issue sparked by the fires at Melbourne Dockland’s Lacrosse Apartments. We now report on further developments. Disciplinary action...

  6. Court finds Council not in breach of statutory duty

    13 October 2016 | Insurance & Health Law

    In Issue Whether or not a local council breached its statutory duty to maintain and repair public roads under the Road Management Act 2004 (Vic). The Background The plaintiff, Quality Roads, was a company in the business of providing road maintenance...

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