Electronic Signatures and Witnessing from a Social Distance in Queensland26 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) ...
How do I obtain informed consent to a Telehealth consultation?26 May 2020 | Insurance & Health Law
Telehealth services are currently providing a critical service in enabling patients to continue to receive care while also enabling health services to continue to operate. From a public policy perspective, they have also been playing an important role ...
Victims of historical abuse receive damages: Court assesses an appropriate award and apportions damages as between a perpetrator and their employer25 May 2020 | Insurance & Health Law
Two decisions relevant to historical abuse claims were recently handed down. In one, the New South Wales District Court was asked to assess damages where default judgment was entered against the stepfather defendant. In the other, the Victorian Supreme...
One accident, two claims – who was at fault?22 May 2020 | Insurance & Health Law
A head-on collision occurred on a straight road with 1 lane in each direction. The driver of each vehicle brought a claim against the other driver alleging they were at fault for the accident. Both vehicles were insured by the same CTP insurer. The mat...
Life in Lockdown: how changes in our movements will impact the injury liability claims landscape22 May 2020 | Insurance & Health Law
COVID-19 has had wide-reaching consequences on our lives. For the last 2 months or so, we have been working from home (where possible) and practising social distancing. With social distancing restrictions now starting to ease, people are slowly startin...
How does COVID-19 impact clinical trials in Australia?19 May 2020 | Insurance & Health Law
We all know that COVID-19 has had a significant effect on Australia’s healthcare system, however, how does COVID-19 impact clinical trials in Australia? Medical research institutes are carrying out various research initiatives to find solutio...