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NSW Court of Appeal rules: “bare possibilities” are not enough to constitute notification of circumstances within the meaning of s40(3) of the Insurance Contracts Act 1984 (Cth)

Australia - July 26 2021 The NSW Court of Appeal has clarified that a notification must contain sufficient information to enable an insurer to objectively assess the…

Belinda Marshall.

Landlord escapes liability - District Court finds against managing agent for a tenant’s fall

Australia, USA - March 12 2019 The District Court of NSW recently found the owner and managing agent of residential premises were joint tortfeasors, liable for an injury occurring…

High Court revokes grant of special leave in a decision concerning the scope of duty of a Statutory Authority in child abuse cases

Australia - July 11 2017 The High Court declined to consider the scope of the duty of care owed by a state government department when exercising power under child welfare…

S54 on the high seas

Australia - November 10 2016 Whether s54 operated so as to remedy an omission on the part of the insured and, if so, whether a dual insurer was entitled to rely on that…

Simon Black.

Statutory Authority’s duties in child abuse cases

Australia - October 27 2016 In 2008, sisters TB and DC (the appellants), commenced proceedings against the State of New South Wales in respect of sexual and physical abuse by…