Proportionate liability: proposed reforms29 September 2017 | Insurance & Health Law
In 2007, following a number of decisions involving various states’ proportionate liability schemes, various the Council of Australian Governments (COAG) began to take another look at the proportionate liability statutory regimes because of concerns.
Proportionate liability: implications for professionals and professional indemnity insurance29 September 2017 | Insurance & Health Law
The benefits of proportionate liability for professionals and insurers The introduction of the proportionate liability schemes by the Commonwealth and the various states has made life easier for both insurers and professionals, as the risk of litigation..
Proportionate liability: a case in point29 September 2017 | Insurance & Health Law
Dual Homes v Moores Legal Pty Ltd & Pilley McKeller Pty Ltd  VSC 86 The facts In this Supreme Court of Victoria case, a solicitor failed to advise a company appropriately in relation to the consequences of not complying with two statutory...
Proportionate liability: how it operates29 September 2017 | Insurance & Health Law
The proportionate liability legislative framework As a result of the Ipp Report, the Commonwealth Government, along with the states and territories, introduced proportionate liability legislative schemes. While each statute differs (some significantly),..
Proportionate liability: how it came about29 September 2017 | Insurance & Health Law
The courts identify a problem with the system of joint and several liability [A] well insured defendant, who may perhaps be responsible for only a minor fault in comparison with the fault of other persons, may nonetheless be made liable, at least in the..
A Duty of Care and The Broker11 May 2017 | Insurance & Health Law
The traditional role of an insurance broker is well known. Simply put, a broker acts as a professional adviser to insureds, or parties seeking insurance. They apply their experience and knowledge of the insurance market and insurance practice to assist...