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  1. Court clarifies that PIPA inapplicable to conditions secondary to dust-related diseases

    14 June 2021 | Insurance & Health Law

    To aid in facilitating the efficient management of dust diseases matters the Court has declared that the Personal Injuries Proceedings Act 2002 (and the requirement for pre-litigation steps) does not apply to personal injury that is or results from a dust-related condition.

  2. Safety Update: NSW Code of Practice on managing psychosocial hazards at work

    7 June 2021 | Insurance & Health Law

    SafeWork NSW have recently developed a Code of Practice to provide practical guidance on how to manage psychosocial hazards and risks at work. Mental Health awareness has become more prominent and workplaces need to address the importance of valuing psychological health as much as physical health.

  3. Case Collective | June 2021

    7 June 2021 | Insurance & Health Law

    In this month’s edition, we discuss the case of an employer who was found to have discharged its duty of care to its employee by undertaking a reasonable inspection of the premises, and the case of the Queensland Court of Appeal recently allowing an...

  4. Court of Appeal reapportions liability for Lacrosse apartment tower fire

    3 June 2021 | Insurance & Health Law

    In March, we reported on the outcome of the appeal in the Lacrosse dispute. The Court of Appeal recently handed down a judgement on the apportionment of liability which we discuss below.

  5. Historic abuse claim fails against foster parents

    3 June 2021 | Insurance & Health Law

    The case involved a claim of historic sexual abuse and failure to help after notification, arising out of a foster parent / child relationship. The case required the trial judge to make numerous findings of fact in a difficult and complex evidentiary matrix. A legal determination was also made on...

  6. Questions of liability and apportionment – Court of Appeal decides that statutory immunity prevents proportionate liability finding against concurrent wrongdoer

    3 June 2021 | Insurance & Health Law

    In the recent New South Wales Court of Appeal decision of Woodhouse v Fitzgerald, the Court discusses the application of the proportionate liability regime under Civil Liability Act 2002 (NSW) in the context of the conduct of the Rural Fire Service whose officers are subject to a statutory immunity...

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