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Section 6 - farewell (and good riddance!)

Australia - July 17 2017 In December 2016 we posted on the NSW Law Reform Commission’s recommendation to replace section 6 of the Law Reform (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act...


The world catches up to securities class actions

Global - February 26 2017 Many (especially European) jurisdictions eschew the term ‘class actions’, preferring the more genteel descriptors ‘collective investor action’ or...


Senate Signs off on Financial Adviser Reforms - Changes to Claim VolumeRisk Profile Ahead?

Australia - February 21 2017 Last Week the Senate passed the Corporations Amendment (Professional Standards of Financial Advisers) Bill 2016 and paved the way for wide ranging...


To walk away or not to walk away - what is a genuine offer to compromise?

Australia - December 13 2016 Australian Courts in 3 different jurisdictions have recently considered the issue of whether an offer of settlement was ‘a genuine compromise’...


Insurer unable to deny third party liability claim for jet ski accident - section 54 strikes again

Australia - November 24 2016 In Allianz Australia Insurance Ltd v Smeaton 2016 ACTCA 59, the Court of Appeal of the Supreme Court of the ACT dismissed an appeal by Allianz in...