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  1. Property Insurance Update - COVID-19 not excluded in policies referring to the “Quarantine Act”

    23 November 2020 | Insurance & Health Law

    In a unanimous decision, the NSW Court of Appeal held that an exclusion in the infectious diseases extension for quarantinable diseases under the “Quarantine Act 1908 (Cth) and subsequent amendments” could not be construed as meaning listed...

  2. Property Insurance Update – Implications for Australian Insurers of the UK Covid-19 Test Case

    21 September 2020 | Insurance & Health Law

    The United Kingdom’s High Court delivered its judgment in Financial Conduct Authority v Arch and Others1 on 15 September 2020. The case found largely in favour of policyholders and that business interruption cover would extend to COVID-19 losses...

  3. Property Insurance Update – UK High Court judgment on COVID-19 business interruption cover

    17 September 2020 | Insurance & Health Law

    Case description The United Kingdom’s High Court has delivered its judgment in the test case regarding business interruption cover for COVID-19 claims. The Court found in favour of policyholders in the majority of issues. The case addresses disease...

  4. Court shows a red card to plaintiff’s claim for soccer ball injury

    7 August 2020 | Insurance & Health Law

    The plaintiff was injured while working as a Student Learning Support Officer when she was struck on the back of the head by a soccer ball kicked by a Year 11 student. She alleged the defendant’s employees (teachers) did not adequately supervise the...

  5. Industrial manslaughter laws gain traction and a ban on insurance for penalties – WHS update for QLD and NSW

    19 June 2020 | Insurance & Health Law

    Key points First industrial manslaughter conviction in Queensland New industrial manslaughter laws for resources sector in Queensland NSW bans insurance for workplace health and safety penalties Queensland’s first industrial manslaughter conviction...

  6. Electronic Signatures and Witnessing from a Social Distance in Queensland

    26 May 2020 | Insurance & Health Law

    In the context of COVID-19 and with much of the population still working from home, industry today relies more than ever on being able to transact business digitally. The legal profession is no exception. The COVID-19 Emergency Response Act 2020 (Qld) was...

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