In our January 2014 MCW In-Focus Financial Risk Alert titled "Bridgecorp Update" we advised that a special leave application had been filed in the High Court in regard to the New South Wales Court of Appeal’s decision in Chubb Insurance Company of Australia Limited v Moore [2013] NSWCA 202 (Chubb v Moore).

This application was listed for hearing last Friday, 14 March 2014, but was stood over to a date to be fixed.

Another important insurance law case in which a special leave application had been filed and was also listed for hearing last Friday, 14 March 2014 was the Western Australian Court of Appeal’s decision inMaxwell v Highway Hauliers Pty Ltd [2013] WASCA 115. This case concerned the scope and operation of section 54 of the Insurance Contracts Act 1984 (Cth) and you can read more about this case here.

This application was granted on Friday and the matter has been adjourned to Tuesday, 1 April 2014.