Insights Insights
  1. Does the Royal Commission Recommendation on Claims Handling Pass the Smell Test?

    6 February 2019 | Insurance & Health Law

    One of the key recommendations from the Hayne Royal Commission for the insurance industry is for claims handling to be included in the definition of ‘financial services’ under the Corporations Act 2001. The net effect of this is to require...

  2. A case for insuring Civil Penalties

    4 September 2018 | Insurance & Health Law

    Civil Penalties 2018 has seen unprecedented levels of regulatory action against Australian corporations. This includes the watershed $700 million fine against the Commonwealth Bank for breaches of the anti-money laundering and counter-terrorism financing...

  3. Section 6 Civil Liability (Third Party Claims Against Insurers) Act 2017 (NSW) – does not change the onus of proof for out of time claims

    1 February 2018 | Insurance & Health Law

    Whether the onus is on the claimant or the insurer to prove that a proposed claim is within time or out of time for leave to bring proceedings under the Civil Liability (Third Party Claims Against Insurers) Act 2017 (NSW). In Issue Who bears the onus of...

  4. Top 10 Potential Coverage Issues for the Banks Royal Commission

    14 December 2017 | Insurance & Health Law

    The Federal Government has, some might say kicking and screaming along the way, agreed to establish the long awaited ‘Banks Royal Commission’ with Mr Kenneth Hayne, former High Court judge, appointed as Commissioner. Armed with $75 million in...

  5. Sign of the times

    16 January 2017 | Insurance & Health Law

    In Issue Director's duties. Ostensible authority. Ratification. With the rise of electronic forms and applications, companies are increasingly reliant on electronic signatures of directors to conduct their day-to-day activities. However, what happens...

  6. No License, No Problem – Section 54 Strikes Again

    22 November 2016 | Insurance & Health Law

    In Issue Application of section 54(3) of the Insurance Contracts Act 1984 (Cth) The Background Since its inception, section 54 of the Insurance Contracts Act 1984 (Cth) (the ICA) has attracted substantial judicial scrutiny. While the scope and operation...

Load More