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  1. Victorian Supreme Court confirms alleged perpetrator right to self-incrimination privilege in context of defending civil proceeding allegations

    26 July 2021 | Insurance & Health Law

    The Victorian Supreme Court has recently considered the operation of s 128 of the Evidence Act 2008 (Vic) (the Act) and whether it was in the interests of justice to require an alleged perpetrator of sexual abuse to give evidence in civil proceedings. His Honour rejected the defendant’s...

  2. Conduct required to decline indemnity under a reasonable precautions clause clarified by the Victorian Supreme Court

    6 April 2021 | Insurance & Health Law

    This case considered a dispute between an insurer and its insured regarding the insurer’s refusal to grant indemnity to the insured under a public liability policy. The court found clauses that require an insured to take reasonable precautions are not breached by actions that amount to negligence,...

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