The continuing evolution of defamation law in Victoria30 November 2020 | Insurance & Health Law
For some time now, defamation legislation has been a hotly debated area in the wake of numerous high profile claims and the increasingly widespread use of social and electronic communications. This prompted a review in July 2020 which resulted in the...
‘Trump -v- Twitter’ and implications related to commercial social media use in Australia2 June 2020 | Insurance & Health Law
As the ‘Trump -v- Twitter’ saga unfolds, a spotlight has been shone on the legalities of social media and, in particular, the adequacy of current legislation in our constantly evolving digital world. Broadly speaking, the saga concerns certain...
Insurance broker ordered to pay client’s copyright infringement settlement with Microsoft after failing to advise of potential risk13 March 2020 | Insurance & Health Law
Online retailer PC Case Gear has been awarded damages from its former insurance broker, Instrat Insurance Brokers Pty Ltd. The Federal Court held that a reasonably competent insurance broker would have discerned a risk of copyright infringement from the...
Ongoing focus on corruption risk in Victorian Local Government24 October 2019 | Insurance & Health Law
In September 2019 Victoria’s Independent Broad-based Anti-corruption Commission (IBAC) released a special report into local government procurement and corruption risk (Special Report). The Special Report is notable given the wider context of...
ProFiles | October 201917 October 2019 | Insurance & Health Law
AFCA to begin naming financial firms1 October 2019 | Insurance & Health Law
From 1 October 2019, AFCA will begin naming financial firms within its published determinations. Until now, AFCA (and its predecessor schemes) anonymised all determinations. However, following a limited consultation, the Australian Securities and...