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Will your exclusions bite – beware Insurance Contracts Act section 54

The recent Federal Court Judgment in Pantaenius Australia Pty Ltd v Watkins Syndicate 0457 at Lloyds [2016] FCA 1 serves…

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HWL Ebsworth Partner named Market Leader in Native Title Law

HWL Ebsworth is pleased to announce that Philip Hunter, Partner in our Brisbane office, has been recognised in Doyle’s Guide…

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More punishment for polluters

The Penalty unit values at Federal level and across a number of the Australian States have increased in 2015. The…

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Remuneration and the importance of proportionality

At our Insolvency: A Year in Review and the Year Ahead seminar in Melbourne on 25 February 2015, we discussed…

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Federal Court of Australia prevents arrest of Commonwealth patrol boat under construction – what is a 'ship' and what is an 'owner'?

Summary In two recent judgments in the same proceeding, the Federal Court of Australia found that a claimant could not…

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Are you secured? – Ship arrest may be the answer

In these difficult times for the shipping industry a claim is only as good as the security held.  Ship arrest…

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