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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…

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…

New Federal Court Insurance List for Short Matters - encouraging a more nimble, creative approach to insurance litigation

Australia - March 11 2016 The Federal Court of Australia established an Insurance List for short matters in December 2015 which will commence in Melbourne on 10 and 11 March…

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

Federal Court changes the playing field on ‘agreed’ civil penalties in regulatory proceedings

Australia - May 5 2015 The very recent decision of the Full Court of the Federal Court (handed down on 1 May 2015) in Director, Fair Work Building Industry Inspectorate v…