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Proportionate liability for insurance brokers - construction risk allocation and liability insurance

  • McInnes Wilson Lawyers
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  • Australia
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  • May 22 2014

In our last edition of In-Focus Financial Risk, we addressed the emerging apportionment issues, but left for another alert the ability of

Financial advisers in the spotlight obligations when providing financial advice to retail clients

  • McInnes Wilson Lawyers
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  • Australia
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  • February 14 2014

Much has been written about the Future of Financial Advice (FOFA) reforms to the Corporations Act 2001 (Cth), which became mandatory on 1 July 2013

Deregistered companies and claims made policies

  • McInnes Wilson Lawyers
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  • Australia
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  • October 31 2013

In our September 2013 Alert, we discussed the circumstances in which a third party can claim directly against another party's insurer. One of those

Insurers in the cross-hairs

  • McInnes Wilson Lawyers
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  • Australia
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  • September 20 2013

Section 6 of the Law Reform (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 1946 (NSW), section 601AG of the Corporations Act 2001 (Cth) and section 51 of the

New professional indemnity requirements for licensed agents in NSW

  • McInnes Wilson Lawyers
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  • Australia
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  • May 14 2013

The Property, Stock and Business Agents Regulation 2003 (NSW) has been amended to regulate what professional indemnity insurance licensees (including

The importance of knowing when a claim has been made

  • McInnes Wilson Lawyers
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  • Australia
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  • November 27 2012

This Alert looks at a recent Queensland case which revisits the issue of when a “claim” is made under a “claims made” policy of insurance and discusses the significance of the question for insurers

Claiming legal professional privilege for loss adjuster reports

  • McInnes Wilson Lawyers
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  • Australia
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  • March 12 2012

Often in cases involving property damage, insurers will engage a loss adjuster to provide a report on the cause of the damage

Case report BOS International (Australia) Ltd v Babcock & Brown International Pty Ltd

  • McInnes Wilson Lawyers
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  • Australia
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  • February 13 2012

BOS International (Australia) Ltd v Babcock & Brown International Pty Ltd 2011 NSWSC 1382 is the latest in a series of recent cases concerning the obligations of an insured to make public the existence and details of it insurance

Unfair terms in insurance contracts

  • McInnes Wilson Lawyers
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  • Australia
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  • January 25 2012

The Treasury has released the Unfair Terms in Insurance Contracts Draft Regulation Impact Statement for Consultation (Impact Statement

Sexual harassment and Employment Practices Liability Insurance Policies

  • McInnes Wilson Lawyers
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  • Australia
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  • August 12 2011

In the wake of the Kristy Fraser-Kirk sexual harassment claim against David Jones and Mark McInnes, insurers and insureds alike should be conducting a review of their Employment Practices Liability Insurance Policies (EPL Policies