Fix now, litigate later: Building Amendment (Cladding Rectification) Bill 2019 (Vic)17 October 2019 | Insurance & Health Law
The Building Amendment (Cladding Rectification) Bill 2019 On Tuesday, 15 October 2019, the Victorian State Government introduced into the Legislative Assembly the Building Amendment (Cladding Rectification) Bill 2019 (Bill) – a bill aimed in part at...
ProFiles | October 201917 October 2019 | Insurance & Health Law
Neighbour injured by “obvious risk”14 October 2019 | Insurance & Health Law
A residential occupier was not liable for serious injuries suffered by a neighbour who fell through a laserlite patio roof while removing a solar hot water unit. The risk of stepping onto laserlite panels and falling was found by the Court to be an...
Principals owe contractors a duty of care!8 October 2019 | Insurance & Health Law
A principal, occupier and employer were all found to have breached their duty of care to a truck driver who injured his back whilst unloading large tyres. In Issue The Court was asked to consider the duty of care owed by a principal to its contractors and...
“When you do things right, people won’t be sure you’ve done anything at all”: Employer escapes liability to injured worker for fall3 October 2019 | Insurance & Health Law
If an employer modifies a system of work, and in doing so creates a risk for its workers, will the employer be liable if it fails to take further precautions concerning that risk? Not necessarily, according to the New South Wales Supreme Court. In Issue...
Absence does not make the heart grow fonder: an update on the interpretation of exclusion clauses3 October 2019 | Insurance & Health Law
The NSW Court of Appeal overturned the primary judge’s decision on the construction of a ‘prudent lender‘ exclusion clause in a professional indemnity insurance policy, holding that an insurer was entitled to decline indemnity under the...