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Australian life insurers under the spotlight….again

Australia - September 19 2016 Efforts to reform the regulatory framework for the Australian life insurance industry show no sign of waning with Australia's Federal Parliament…

Avryl Lattin.

What happens when a TPD claimant is declared bankrupt in Australia?

Australia - July 11 2016 In Berryman v Zurich Australia Ltd [2016] WASC 196 it was decided that a bankrupt's entitlement to claim a TPD benefit under a life insurance policy…

Avryl Lattin, Dean Carrigan, Jenny Thornton, Marcus O’Brien, Maxine Tills.

Victorian Building Law Reforms - Amendments to the Building Act 1993

Australia - June 14 2016 Victoria has recently enacted amendments to the Building Act 1993 (Vic), which will commence on 1 July 2017. The reforms apply to building…

Casey Williamson, Marcus O’Brien.

Enforcement of Foreign Arbitration Awards and the Public Policy Exception

Australia - May 5 2016 In the recent matter of Gutnick v Indian Farmers Fertiliser Cooperative Ltd [2016] VSCA 5, the Victorian Court of Appeal enforced a Singapore…

Casey Williamson, Marcus O’Brien.

Victorian building law reforms - New domestic building dispute resolution regime

Australia - May 2 2016 The Building Legislation Amendment (Consumer Protection) Act 2015 (Vic) (Act) received Royal Assent on 19 April 2016. The Act amends the Building Act…

Marcus O’Brien.