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No leniency from the Fair Work Ombudsman on employment underpayments

Key insight into claim on Warranty & Indemnity insurance

The Supreme Court of Victoria has considered whether an insured buyer under a warranty and indemnity (W&I) policy is entitled to indemnity from an insurer in circumstances where...

13 November 2019

Risky business – does a promise to advance Defence Costs preclude insurers from relying on non-disclosure until final determination?

The Full Court of the Federal Court of Australia recently considered the relationship between the Advancement of Defence Costs extension and the available remedies for insurers arising out...

15 August 2018

Unpacking Treasury’s proposal to extend unfair contract terms protections to insurance contracts – what it means for you

Australian Treasury has eeleased a proposal paper outlining the planned extension of the unfair contract terms laws to standard form insurance contracts.

06 July 2018

Statutory limitation on “injured person” evidence found not to apply to corporate plaintiff

The Supreme Court of WA provided guidance on the admissibility of hindsight evidence and determined that the position differed between individual and corporate plaintiffs.

07 June 2018

Superannuation: Assessing Efficiency and Competitiveness – the Productivity Commission’s Draft Report released today

The Productivity Commission’s Draft Report aims to provide an overall assessment of the superannuation system and recommend policy changes.

29 May 2018
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High Court reviews ability to challenge adjudication determinations under SOPA legislation

Parties unhappy with an adjudication determination will need to pursue time consuming civil proceedings in order to seek to recover the amounts paid to the other party.

05 March 2018

Insurers rush to check access, co-operation and assistance obligations, following Federal Court decision

In a significant decision for the insurance industry, the Federal Court of Australia has granted leave to shareholders to bring a direct action against a company’s insurers where...

22 February 2018

Australian Open Banking Review Released

It provides advice on the design and implementation of Australia’s Open Banking system and is the first stage in a broader consumer data right.

09 February 2018
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Extended warranties in the firing line from ACCC, ASIC and class actions

Extended warranties have been attracting an increasing amount of regulatory scrutiny in recent years, leading law firms and litigation funders to consider launching class actions.

07 July 2017

Australian Federal Budget 2017-18: Personal tax

Analysis of the 2017-18 Australian Federal Budget's changes to personal tax including several significant measures relating to residential real estate.

09 May 2017
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Strengthening the Attwells stance on advocate’s immunity - Kendirjian v Lepore [2017] HCA 13

The High Court of Australia unanimously stood by its most recent decision on advocates’ immunity, holding that it does not extend to negligent advice on settlement offers.

31 March 2017

Touch the edge - is data “tangible property” for the purpose of your insurance policy

Is data or electronic information considered “tangible property” (and therefore insured property)? This poses an important question for insurers and policyholders alike.

27 March 2017

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