2nd Edition – Life Insurance Quarterly Newsletter

30 June 2016

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 a team of partners and lawyers who specialise in life insurance and have market-leading expertise across all Australian jurisdictions.

As part of our focus on the life insurance industry, each quarter we address a range of topics designed to provide industry stakeholders with an insight into legal and other developments across the nation.

In this edition we review the following topics:

Risk products: The changed face of the life insurance market and new, more flexible, remedies for non-disclosure or a misrepresentation

In this article we look at the modern life insurance marketing offerings which have fundamentally altered over the course of the last 30-40 years.  This change has had major consequences for the applicable legal structure and available remedies.

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2-stage process in TPD litigation for insurers upheld

Within the litigated life insurance space, we have become familiar with the 2-stage process. In this article we explore the merits of that process.

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It’s Mabo, it’s justice it’s the culture 

We discuss the new emphasis by ASIC on culture in the insurance industry.

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Shuetrim “Unlikely Ever”

We review the New South Wales Court of Appeal recent decision in Tal Life Ltd V Shuetrim; Metlife Insurance Ltd v Shuetrim [2016]

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It’s Total & Permanent Disablement, but not as we know it…’

The emergence of modernised TPD definitions could see a revolution in the way the life insurance industry manages TPD claims, with better opportunities to assist claimants to return to work and ramifications in when and how claims are to be assessed.

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