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No 'professional service' in declaring that workers and subcontractors are paid
  • Minter Ellison
  • Australia
  • May 2 2016

This case confirms that the giving of a statutory declaration about the payment of workers and subcontractors is not the provision of a professional


Australia - Claims practices in life insurance under review
  • Clyde & Co LLP
  • Australia
  • April 29 2016

Last week the Australian Securities and Investments Commission (ASIC) initiated a major inquiry into life insurance claims practices. Over recent


Superannuation Alert 29.04.16
  • Lander & Rogers
  • Australia
  • April 29 2016

On 7 April 2016, the New South Wales Court of Appeal (Court of Appeal) handed down its decision in TAL Life Ltd v Shuetrim; MetLife Insurance Ltd v


What sets a contract of insurance apart from other contracts?
  • Clayton Utz
  • Australia
  • April 28 2016

Contracts of insurance attract a unique set of principles of interpretation, and are subject to a comprehensive regulatory regime. Characterising a


Court gives go ahead to prove loss via indirect causation following a decade of doubt
  • DLA Piper LLP
  • Australia
  • April 22 2016

On Wednesday, the NSW Supreme Court (In the matter of HIH Insurance Limited (In Liq)) confirmed that Australian courts will accept ‘indirect’ or


Are you still a ‘professional’?
  • Holman Fenwick Willan LLP
  • Australia
  • April 22 2016

The recent Full Federal Court of Australia decision in Chubb Insurance Company of Australia Limited v Robinson considered the application of a


Insurer not entitled to deny coverage for jet ski accident
  • Barry.Nilsson. Lawyers
  • Australia
  • April 22 2016

The recent decision of the Supreme Court of the ACT in Whittington v Smeaton 2016 ACTSC 76 serves as a timely reminder of the breadth and


High Court Redefines the Realms of Joining an Insurer to a Proceeding
  • McInnes Wilson Lawyers
  • Australia
  • April 14 2016

The High Court recently heard an appeal brought by CGU Insurance from a decision in the Supreme Court of Victoria, challenging a declaration that CGU


The Queensland Supreme Court finds that fund management fees are not recoverable under a statutory “liability for a death” claim
  • Barry.Nilsson. Lawyers
  • Australia
  • April 12 2016

The Queensland Supreme Court has found that a child, whose parents were killed in a car accident, was not entitled to recover fund management fees as


‘Professional services’ exclusion clauses do not extend to the discharge of routine managerial functions
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • Australia
  • April 5 2016

The professional services exclusion is a common carve-out of the coverage provided by directors’ and officers’ (D&O) policies such activities