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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’…

Out of Bounds on the Full for Hird? An important case on defence costs coverage in regulatory actions

Australia - May 5 2016 James Hird was on the losing end of a Supreme Court of Victoria proceeding against Chubb Insurance Company of Australia Ltd this week, where he…

Corporate insurance trends 2015

Australia - September 17 2015 Given the attention that cyber-attacks, data breaches and cyber insurance have been recently receiving (particularly in the past year), the…

Nicholas Boyle, Peter Jones

Yacht insurer sunk on contribution claim - section 54 ahoy!

Australia - November 9 2016 The Full Court of the Federal Court has dismissed an appeal concerning the operation of section 54 of the Insurance Contracts Act and contribution…

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…