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Australia: Victorian Court of Appeal considers the characteristics of a non-executive director

  • Holman Fenwick Willan LLP
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  • Australia
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  • February 12 2015

In the case of AIG Australia v Jaques 2014 VSCA 332, Australia's Victorian Court of Appeal decided that a respondent was a non-executive (rather than

Waiver of privilege by disclosure to insurer

  • Barry.Nilsson. Lawyers
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  • Australia
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  • February 11 2015

A recent Federal Court decision demonstrates the importance of putting adequate safeguards in place to prevent an insured from inadvertently waiving

Reliance on Section 54 in seeking leave to join insurer Guild Insurance v Hepburn (Australia)

  • Holman Fenwick Willan LLP
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  • Australia
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  • February 4 2015

This Court of Appeal judgment considers how Section 54 of the Insurance Contracts Act (ICA) may assist in obtaining leave to join an insurer as a

Settlement of Magistrates’ Court claims are now subject to the Plaintiff’s approval

  • Russell Kennedy
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  • Australia
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  • January 30 2015

The Magistrates' Court General Civil Procedure Rules 2010 ("the Rules") have recently been amended to alter a number of key forms and rules. The most

Court cases and arbitration

  • Holman Fenwick Willan LLP
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  • Australia, France, United Kingdom
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  • January 14 2015

The recent NSW Supreme Court case of Poole v Chubb Insurance Company is illustrative of the difficulties faced by insurers in proving fraudulent

Into the breach: Allianz Australia Insurance Ltd v Bluescope Steel Ltd 2014 NSWCA 276

  • Norton Rose Fulbright LLP
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  • Australia
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  • December 22 2014

The recent NSW Court of Appeal decision in Allianz Australia Insurance Ltd v Bluescope Steel Ltd provides useful guidance on a little

Horse flu class action applicants sidestep limitations point

  • Norton Rose Fulbright LLP
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  • Australia
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  • December 22 2014

The applicants in the long running equine influenza (horse flu) class action have had a procedural victory, obtaining leave to amend

Plaintiff’s joinder of insurer as defendant does the plaintiff have to ride on alone?

  • Norton Rose Fulbright LLP
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  • Australia
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  • December 22 2014

Where an insurer has denied indemnity, it is uncontroversial that the insured may seek leave to join the insurer as a third party to the

Commercial litigation: 10 significant developments in Australia in 2014

  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
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  • Australia
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  • December 19 2014

As we approach the end of 2014, it is timely to reflect on events during the year. While there were many important developments, here are our

Australian case notes - Jaques v AIG Australia Ltd 2014 VSC 269

  • King & Wood Mallesons
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  • Australia
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  • December 19 2014

In this case, the Supreme Court of Victoria considered the legal distinction between executive and non-executive directors, for the purpose of