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  1. ED release following discharge and in absence of ‘high level of suspicion’ causes death

    22 January 2020 | Insurance & Health Law

    The Supreme Court of Victoria has recently considered the scope of reasonable emergency medical practice, following the death of a patient released from an Emergency Department the previous day, without diagnosis. Although ultimately finding the defendant...

  2. VCAT’s Lacrosse decision sparks controversy for building professionals

    28 February 2019 | Insurance & Health Law

    A few hours ago, in a courtroom with standing room only, his Honour Judge Woodward handed down what could end up being the most anticipated decision for 2019 – the decision flowing from the rectification of the cladding on Melbourne’s Lacrosse...

  3. Risk Management implications of Australia’s move to PEXA

    18 October 2018 | Insurance & Health Law

    The highly anticipated move to e-conveyancing of property transfers commenced in Victoria on 1 October 2018. Property Exchange Australia (PEXA) is an online settlement platform which now facilitates the lodgement of registry and financial statements, and...

  4. NSW Court of Appeal clarifies the standard of care owed by auditors

    3 September 2018 | Insurance & Health Law

    Recently, the NSW Court of Appeal has had cause to consider the scope of the duty owed by the auditor of a self-managed superannuation fund and whether a breach of that duty was causative of the loss suffered. The Court of Appeal agreed with the trial...

  5. Court considers purchaser’s rescission rights and decides in favour of vendor

    4 April 2018 | Insurance & Health Law

    This case considered a vendor's liability to a purchaser in failing to disclose a previously rejected planning permit and VCAT decision in a section 32 statement. This decision clarifies the operation of section 32K of the Sale of Land Act 1962 (Vic)...

  6. Combustible cladding in Australian construction – where to from here?

    19 February 2018 | Insurance & Health Law

    In May 2016, we reported on further developments on the current issue of combustible cladding, and the implications for building practitioners and their insurers. Read our article 'Non-compliant' cladding issues update. The tragic Grenfell Tower...

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