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Update on the attempted legislative overturn of Byrne
  • McCullough Robertson
  • Australia
  • August 30 2016

On 14 June 2016, the Workers’ Compensation & Rehabilitation (National Injury Insurance Scheme) Amendment Bill 2016 (Bill) was introduced into


Court of Appeal Raises the Boom on Recklessness
  • McInnes Wilson Lawyers
  • Australia
  • August 24 2016

In April 2015 the Queensland Supreme Court Trial Division awarded judgment in favour of the insurer, CGU, finding that damage to a crane owned by


WA insurance update
  • Hall & Wilcox
  • Australia
  • August 23 2016

The WA Court of Appeal has found that there is no right to appeal an arbitrators decisions where no written reasons were requested. Section 247 of the


Wheeler v FSS Trustee Corporation (as trustee for the first state superannuation scheme) 2016 NSWSC 534
  • William Roberts Lawyers
  • Australia
  • August 22 2016

While there may be scope for debate, the principle that an insurer must consider the actual or real possibility of the insured person obtaining


Interpreting s 62 Motor Accidents Compensation Act 1999 - a shift away from Singh (No 2)
  • Hall & Wilcox
  • Australia
  • August 8 2016

On 5 August 2016 the Supreme Court delivered judgment in the matter of NRMA Insurance v Asaner which provides further guidance to insurers and


No need to show me the money! Court finds that a deed of indemnity from an insurer is acceptable security for costs
  • Vannin Capital PCC
  • Australia
  • August 3 2016

On 19 July, in two separate but topically related appeals, the Victorian Supreme Court accepted that a deed of indemnity from UK insurer AM Trust


What Proof of Loss is required to make a travel insurance claim for valuables?
  • Cordato Partners
  • Australia
  • August 1 2016

It is often difficult to satisfy Proof of Loss requirements when making a travel insurance claim for personal effects which are stolen, damaged or


Are You Prepared for Disruption? New regulations, new challenges and opportunities Expect Focus - Vol. II, July 2016
  • Carlton Fields
  • Australia, USA
  • July 31 2016

On June 3, the Federal Reserve Board (the “Fed”) released an advance notice of proposed rulemaking (ANPR) and began soliciting comments for the


TAL Life Ltd v Shuetrim 2016 NSWCA 68
  • William Roberts Lawyers
  • Australia
  • July 28 2016

TAL Life Ltd v Shuetrim 2016 NSWCA 68 is a significant intermediate appellate decision in the area of life insurance. Of particular relevance are


Mortgagees in possession: are they entitled to the statutory warranties under the Home Building Act 1989 (NSW)?
  • Minter Ellison
  • Australia
  • July 27 2016

A mortgagee in possession of land will not become entitled to the benefit of statutory warranties andor home warranty insurance under the Home