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Verdict for the Defendant ACT Court of Appeal

Escaping an attack; Driver not negligent for accident caused ‘in the agony of the moment’. Imagine you are driving your…

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Critical illness: Diagnosis, occurrence and evidence

A certain amount of attention has been placed upon the correct approach to critical illness / trauma benefits, in light…

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ICA REFORM: ‘Claims handling and settling and you’

2021 will usher in a year of reform for the Australian insurance industry with the passing of the Financial Sector Reform…

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Marine or general insurance? A navigator’s guide – DMS Maritime Pty Limited v Navigators Corporate Underwriters & Ors [2020] QSC 382

The Supreme Court of Queensland recently held that a ship repairer’s excess layer insurance policy was a marine insurance policy…

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Playing the blame game – Apportioning liability between host employers and labour hire employers

The last three decades have seen a proliferation of labour hire arrangements across a number of industries in Australia: in…

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Warning sign has boat ramp liability claim slipping away

The recent New South Wales Supreme Court case of Bowman v Nambucca Shire Council [2020] NSWSC 1121 demonstrates that a well-positioned…

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