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  1. Amending and Enforcing Scheme Constitutions: the High Court to Decide

    4 September 2018 | Insurance & Health Law

    The Australian Securities and Investments Commission (ASIC) has applied successfully to the High Court of Australia for special leave to appeal the whole of the appeal judgment of the Full Court of the Federal Court in Lewski v Australian Security &...

  2. Broker not in breach of duty when advising on increased declaration of Gross Sales Turnover with respect to business interruption renewal

    17 May 2017 | Insurance & Health Law

    Broker did not fail to advise or make inquiries of the plaintiffs about including an increased declaration of Gross Sales Turnover for purposes of business interruption renewal. In Issue Whether the broker breached its duty to client. Whether the...

  3. A Duty of Care and The Broker

    11 May 2017 | Insurance & Health Law

    The traditional role of an insurance broker is well known. Simply put, a broker acts as a professional adviser to insureds, or parties seeking insurance. They apply their experience and knowledge of the insurance market and insurance practice to assist...

  4. High Court affirms scope of advocates’ immunity

    28 April 2017 | Insurance & Health Law

    High Court of Australia confirms advocates' immunity does not extend to negligent advice on whether to accept or reject an offer of settlement made during settlement negotiations in litigated claims. In Issue Whether advocates’ immunity extends...

  5. Mobil not liable for loss of opportunity damages following land contamination

    28 October 2016 | Insurance & Health Law

    In Issue Whether diminution in value or loss of opportunity damages is the appropriate remedy in tort claims arising from damage to land. The Background In April 1998, the applicant Winky Pop Pty Ltd (Winky Pop) purchased for a combined price of...

  6. UPDATE: Building Legislation Amendment (Consumer Protection) Bill 2015 (Vic)

    18 April 2016 | Insurance & Health Law

    On 29 March 2016 we published an update on the Building Legislation Amendment (Consumer Protection) Bill 2015 (Vic) (Bill) which at that time was being advanced through the Victorian parliament. The Bill has now passed the Legislative Assembly, with...

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