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William Roberts Lawyers is Different – in a Good Way William Roberts is a dynamic and innovative law firm with a focus on dispute resolution…
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William Roberts Lawyers | Australia | 6 Nov 2020

Insurance Policies vs Expectations - The Opal Tower incident

On 19 October 2020, the Federal Court of Australia handed down its decision in Icon Co (NSW) Pty Ltd v Liberty Mutual Insurance Company Australian…
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William Roberts Lawyers | Australia | 23 Oct 2020

The hidden price when providing incorrect information for life insurance

Catriona Smith v OnePath Life Limited [2020] NSWSC 1185 (Smith) presents another reminder that persons seeking insurance cover must reasonably adhere…
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William Roberts Lawyers | Australia, United Kingdom | 20 Oct 2020

Business Interruption Insurance Cover For Covid-19 - The Current State Of Play

Business interruption policies (for example Industrial Special Risks policies) generally cover damage to business premises, and loss of profit and/or…
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William Roberts Lawyers | Australia, European Union, France | 19 Oct 2020

The Right to be Forgotten

The ‘right to be forgotten’ stems from the 2014 decision in the landmark ‘Google Spain’ case. This case found that European Union (EU) citizens have…
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William Roberts Lawyers | Australia | 7 Oct 2020

Australian Privacy Regulator Takes Facebook to Court

Facebook is being sued by the Australian Information Commissioner for a breach of the Privacy Act (1998) (Cth) (Privacy Act). The claim follows from…
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William Roberts Lawyers | Australia | 30 Sep 2020

The Harman Undertaking and Publicly Available Pleadings

In Jones v Treasury Wines Estates Limited: In the Matter of Treasury Wine Estates Limited (No 4) [2020] FCA 1131, the High Court of Australia ruled…
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William Roberts Lawyers | Australia | 28 Sep 2020

Insurer’s rights to oppose disclosure of insurance policies in class action proceedings

In the substantive class action proceedings, the applicant, Evans, sought payment in the sum of approximately $47.6 million plus interest from the…
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William Roberts Lawyers | Australia | 25 Sep 2020

Text Posts, Tweets and Shares - Can Sub Judice Contempt Keep Up with Social Media?

Never has it been easier to share and comment on news articles on social media - anyone can post about a newsworthy event and express their opinion…
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William Roberts Lawyers | Australia | 23 Sep 2020

Class Actions and Examinations

In ACN 004 410 833 Ltd (formerly Arrium Limited) (in liq) v Michael Thomas Walton [2020] NSWCA 157, the NSW Court of Appeal clarified the scope of…
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William Roberts Lawyers | Australia, United Kingdom | 23 Sep 2020

Adverse Possession: The Legalised Stealing of Land is in the Public Interest

The English law has long recognised the unauthorised taking of someone else’s land by adverse possession. What would be considered as ‘stealing’ is…
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