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Insurance clauses in contracts - keeping the focus
  • Clayton Utz
  • Australia
  • February 4 2016

Keeping insurance front of mind when drafting contracts can help you avoid any nasty issues arising down the track. To avoid unintended consequences

ASIC releases consultation paper on reforms to the retail life insurance industry
  • DLA Piper LLP
  • Australia
  • December 15 2015

On 3 December 2015, the Government released draft legislative amendments containing its proposed amendments to the Corporations Act 2001 (see our

Small business extension to the ACL’s unfair contract terms protections to take effect in November 2016
  • Addisons
  • Australia
  • November 26 2015

On 12 November 2015, the Treasury Legislation Amendment (Small Business and Unfair Contract Terms) Bill 2015 (Bill) was enacted, extending the reach

The Murray roadmap to the election and beyond
  • Minter Ellison
  • Australia
  • October 23 2015

The release of the Government's response to the Murray Inquiry recommendations is a very positive development providing both a roadmap for

Coverage of legal expenses under a D&O policy the importance of unambiguous wording
  • DAC Beachcroft LLP
  • Australia
  • October 6 2015

In the recent case of Ransley v Chubb Insurance Company of Australia Ltd, the New South Wales Supreme Court applied general contractual principles of

Proportionate liability - managing disputes and risk in the wake of Selig
  • Clayton Utz
  • Australia
  • September 17 2015

In May, the High Court's decision in Selig v Wealthsure 2015 HCA 18 clarified the reach of the proportionate liability regime.In this follow-up we

Financial services providers beware: ASIC’s regulatory priorities over the next four years
  • Corrs Chambers Westgarth
  • Australia
  • September 1 2015

Investment banks, issuers, brokers, lenders, financial market participants, responsible entities, company directors, auditors and insolvency

In for a penny, in for a pound
  • William Roberts Lawyers
  • Australia
  • August 7 2015

These regimes allow the liability for one person’s loss to be apportioned between each wrongdoer that is reflective of their responsibility for the

Proportionate liability under Commonwealth legislation: certainty at last
  • Sparke Helmore Lawyers
  • Australia
  • August 3 2015

Following the uncertainty created by the Full Federal Court, which delivered two conflicting judgments on the scope of proportionate liability

Selig v Wealthsure Pty Ltd - High Court clarifies the scope of the proportionate liability regime in the Corporations Act
  • Norton Rose Fulbright LLP
  • Australia
  • July 23 2015

On 13 May 2015, the High Court handed down a landmark decision unanimously overturning the May 2014 decision by the Full Court of the Federal Court