Incapacity vs work capacity and the jurisdiction of the Workers Compensation Commission

Sabanayagam v St George Bank Limited [2016] NSWCA 145 The Court of Appeal has determined that notice of a decision that denies ongoing liability for weekly payments pursuant to section 33 of the Workers Compensation Act 1987(1987 Act), is not a work capacity decision. As a result, the Workers Compensation Commission (Commission) has jurisdiction to … Read more

2nd Edition – Life Insurance Quarterly Newsletter

We are delighted to welcome you to the second edition of the HWL Ebsworth Life Insurance Quarterly Newsletter. With insurance lawyers in each mainland capital city, HWL Ebsworth has one of the largest insurance practices in Australia, dedicated to assisting clients in all aspects of insurance and reinsurance. Within the national practice group we have … Read more

How will the Brexit impact intellectual property?

The United Kingdom has voted to leave the European Union, triggering collapses in financial markets and prompting Prime Minister David Cameron to announce his forthcoming resignation. Amidst the uncertainty of this unprecedented situation, everyone wants to know what will happen next. While the exact mechanics of the “Brexit” are yet to be negotiated, this bulletin … Read more

The implications for business under Coalition and Labor proposals for reducing carbon emissions: what could happen after the Federal election?

In the lead up to the Federal election, businesses should be aware of the difference between the Liberal and Labor positions on climate change. The financial implications of future┬ácompliance obligations could be significant, particularly if emissions reduction targets are further reduced. Emissions reduction targets Both Liberal and Labor have committed to a 5% reduction in … Read more

Building Legislation Amendment (Consumer Protection) Bill 2015

The Building Legislation Amendment (Consumer Protection) Bill 2015 (Bill) will make key changes in the construction industry by enhancing consumer protection in relation to domestic building work. The Bill will improve the regulation of building practitioners, particularly in domestic building work and building surveyors by amending the Domestic Building Contracts Act 1995 and the Building … Read more