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  1. If it looks like a duck, swims like a duck and quacks like a duck… High Court gives broad interpretation to definition of “officer”

    16 April 2020 | Insurance & Health Law

    In a unanimous judgment, the High Court has overturned the decision of the Queensland Court of Appeal in respect of its narrow interpretation of the term “officer” under s 9 of the Corporations Act 2001 (Cth), finding it is not necessary for a...

  2. Precautions reasonably practicable: not determinative of reasonable excuse

    4 July 2019 | Insurance & Health Law

    In February this year, Mr Gary Lavin, director of Multi-Run Roofing (Multi-Run), was found guilty by a jury of Category 1 reckless conduct under s31 of the Work Health and Safety Act 2011 (the Act). It was the first Category 1 criminal prosecution in...

  3. NSW case manager prosecuted by worker for an offence under the Workplace Injury Management and Workers Compensation Act 1998 (WIMA)

    27 June 2019 | Insurance & Health Law

    The New South Wales Workers Compensation Independent Review Office (WIRO) has issued an alert[1] about an injured worker who has taken the unusual step of prosecuting her case manager (EML) for its failure to determine her claim for compensation as and...

  4. Time’s up! Limitation period in claim for costs of raising a child

    18 June 2019 | Insurance & Health Law

    The court was asked to decide whether the applicants, in a claim for the costs of raising their child with Down Syndrome, were subject to a 3 or 6 year limitation period, and if the three year limitation period applied, whether an order to extend that...

  5. Privacy, data and information sharing laws - where we've come from and where we're going

    8 April 2019 | Insurance & Health Law

    There’s been an ever increasing push for regulatory reform around data – how it’s used, shared and kept safe, particularly in relation to the personal information of individuals. Last year was a big year of change for the management of...

  6. Lack of practice makes perfect defence fail

    26 March 2019 | Insurance & Health Law

    The New South Wales District Court considers a spate of recent peer professional opinion defence decisions and says no witness necessary for pure mental harm. In this recent District Court decision four family members of a man who died following discharge...

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