Insurance eBulletin - 25 August 2016

The High Court has granted leave to appeal against a controversial decision of the NSW Court of Appeal, in which an adjudicator's finding that a reference date arose after a construction contract was terminated was held not to be appealable. The appeal will be the first security of payments case ever heard by the High Court.
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Health Law & Litigation update - 29 July 2016

The latest edition of Pulse - a quarterly publication by Lander & Rogers’ Health Law & Litigation team with information on topical issues and developments in Australian medical and health liability.  Read more...

Construction Law eBulletin - 1 July 2016

Earlier this year the Building Legislation Amendment (Consumer Protection) Act 2016 (Vic) was passed, which introduces a number of changes to the regulation of building work in Victoria and aims to enhance consumer protection for domestic building work. In this eBulletin, we discuss the coming changes.  Read more...

Insurance Law & Litigation - 18 May 2016

Our 2016 Insurance Bulletin contains recent developments and highlights in insurance law and our thoughts on future trends in areas including: Casualty, Financial Institutions and Directors' & Officers' Liability, Property & Industrial Special Risks, Construction & Engineering, Cyber, Health & Aged Care, Marine, and Employment Practices Liability & OHS.  Read more...

Insurance eBulletin - 5 May 2016

The recent New South Wales Supreme Court decision in Re HIH Insurance has potentially significant implications for securities class actions where there are allegations that a listed company has failed to disclose material information to the market, and/or engaged in misleading and deceptive conduct causing the company's shares to trade at an inflated price.  Read more...

Health Law & Litigation update - 16 March 2016

The latest edition of Pulse - a quarterly publication by Lander & Rogers’ Health Law & Litigation team with information on topical issues and developments in Australian medical and health liability.  Read more...

Insurance eBulletin - 23 February 2016

Following the commencement of the Wrongs Act Amendment Act 2015, personal injury lawyers have grappled with its ostensible 'retrospectivity'. In this eBulletin, we review the recent decision of Stapleton v Central Club Hotel and what it means for you.  Read more...

Insurance eBulletin - 19 February 2016

The decision in Allianz v Inglis highlights the need for underwriters to be mindful of the distinction between "acts" and "states of affairs" when considering whether a situation lies within the scope of section 54 of the ICA. In this eBulletin, we review the decision and what it means for you.
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Insurance eBulletin - 18 February 2016

The parents in Waller v James, a 'wrongful birth' claim, filed an application for special leave to appeal to the High Court of Australia after failing in the New South Wales Court of Appeal. On 12 February 2016, that application was heard and the High Court refused special leave, finding that there was no reason to doubt the correctness of the Court of Appeal's decision.  Read more...

Insurance eBulletin - 28 January 2016

In its first decision of 2016, the Federal Court has found that section 54 of the Insurance Contracts Act operated to nullify the operation of an exclusion clause. The decision highlights the need for underwriters to pay close attention to the scope of the risk intended for cover, as well as the relevant acts or omissions to which s 54 may apply.  Read more...

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