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  1. To escape or act in excess: the issue of competing ‘other insurance’ clauses

    27 May 2019 | Insurance & Health Law

    The interaction between competing ‘other insurance’ clauses can be a fraught issue particularly in circumstances where the competing policies contain different types of clauses. In the recent decision of Allianz Insurance Australia Limited v...

  2. Out of time: insurers have a win on limitation issues

    26 March 2019 | Insurance & Health Law

    In considering the defence of any claim, one of the first ports of call is whether the claim is time barred. In this recent decision, the New South Wales Court of Appeal considered when the cause of action for breach of an obligation to indemnify under an...

  3. Common fund orders in class actions considered again

    8 October 2018 | Insurance & Health Law

    Earlier this year, Justice Lee of the Federal Court handed down the decision of Perera v GetSwift Limited [2018] FCA 732 (Getswift), which dealt with the issue of competing class actions[1]. Whilst the decision is currently the subject of an appeal, as it...

  4. A timely decision as the Financial Services Royal Commission rolls on

    4 September 2018 | Insurance & Health Law

    It hasn’t taken long for the Royal Commission into Misconduct in the Banking, Superannuation and Financial Services to claim its first casualties and with less than a month until the Commission’s interim report is due, there will likely be...

  5. Side-C premium movements

    18 December 2017 | Insurance & Health Law

    After many years of ‘soft market’ conditions, the 2017 D&O market in Australia has shown increasing wariness in underwriting side-C cover, with some insurers no longer providing terms, or many remaining active, seeking to impose...

  6. The scope of policy exclusions considered from across the ditch

    15 December 2017 | Insurance & Health Law

    An issue that can commonly arise under D&O policies is whether the acts of the directors or officers that are the subject of claims constitute professional services and are excluded under a professional services exclusion in the D&O policy, or are...

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