Insurance eBulletin - 30 November 2016

A recent UK Court of Appeal decision provides useful guidance for insurance professionals on commercial litigation funders' potential exposure to adverse costs orders.  Read more...

Insurance eBulletin - 24 November 2016

In November 2014, fire raced up the side of the Lacrosse apartments building in Melbourne's Docklands in less than 11 minutes. The fire brigade determined that the use of non-compliant aluminium composite panels had contributed to the spread of the fire. The fire prompted an audit by the VBA into the use of external wall cladding, which found that non-compliance in the use of external wall cladding materials is unacceptably high.  Read more...

Insurance eBulletin - 17 November 2016

The unanimous High Court decision in Timbercorp on 9 November may increase the likelihood of satellite litigation by individual group members following group proceedings. Insurers will need to consider the implications of this decision in considering the value and finality of judgments, and potentially settlements, for group proceedings.
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Insurance Law eBulletin - 15 November 2016

The Full Court of the Federal Court of Australia has confirmed the Federal Court's decision that section 54 of the Insurance Contracts Act 1984 (Cth) (ICA) applied to nullify a clause that suspended cover under certain conditions.  Read more...

Insurance eBulletin - 5 October 2016

The NSW Court of Appeal recently found a principal not liable to a subcontractor's employee for an alleged breach of duty causing personal injury. In this eBulletin, we review the decision and the implications for principals, head contractors and their insurers.  Read more...

Construction Law eBulletin - 31 August 2016

Earlier this year, new legislation was introduced by the Victorian government which brings about changes to the regulation of building work in Victoria and aims to enhance consumer protection for domestic building work. We take a look at the changes that will come into effect on 1 September.  Read more...

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...

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