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NSW Court of Appeal clarifies approach to aggregation clauses in insurance policies
The appeal decision does provide some clarity on how claims in class actions can be aggregated under an insurance policy.
Australia
15 Aug 2019
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TGIF 21 June 2019: Full Federal Court finds D&O insolvency exclusion does not apply, notwithstanding administration of company
An insolvency exclusion in a D&O policy did not exclude claims against directors of a company under administration.
Australia
27 Jun 2019
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Warranty and indemnity insurance: does it provide value on public M&A transactions?
Warranty and indemnity (W&I) insurance has become a ubiquitous part of negotiated M&A in the Australian market.
Australia
27 May 2019
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Insurance for class actions: the importance of an effective aggregation clause
Insureds should consider from the outset how their policy will respond in the event of a class action against them.
Australia
1 Apr 2019
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Disability, design, SDA and the NDIS
SDA (Specialist Disability Accommodation) funding allows eligible NDIS participants acquire specialist housing solutions.
Australia
6 Oct 2018
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Decrypting cyber insurance: A practical framework for organisations
The threat of cyber-attacks is increasing for organisations and so too is the demand for security and cyber insurance.
Australia
21 Dec 2017
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Has new NSW insurance legislation created more problems than it has solved for claimants, creditors and insolvency practitioners?
Below, we offer an overview of what the NSW Act does, and outline three key issues it raises.
Australia
15 Oct 2017
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Buyer and Seller Beware: Warranty and Indemnity Insurers may be in a stronger position than the Seller
A Buyer Side insurance policy provides cover to a Buyer, but also can provide risks for both the Buyer and the Seller.
Australia
29 Feb 2016
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Life insurers hit with FOFA-like reforms
"Benefit ratio" rules determine if a life risk product falls within the exemption to the ban on conflicted remuneration.
Australia
25 Feb 2016
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CGU Insurance Ltd v Blakeley & Ors: liquidators now welcome insurers to the party
This decision is good news for liquidators who, with the insurers joined, can deal with all issues at the same time.
Australia
24 Feb 2016
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Consultation commences on commission restrictions in life insurance
The exemption from FOFA conflicted remuneration provisions for life risk insurance products may be significantly amended.
Australia
9 Dec 2015
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Life insurers on life support: Proposed reforms threaten industry business models
ASIC will be given new powers to set caps on life insurance commissions and enable "clawbacks" of commissions paid.
Australia
12 Nov 2015
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ATE Insurance and security for costs – Will a deed of indemnity suffice?
This case considered if an After-The-Event (ATE) insurer could provide security for costs by way of a deed of indemnity.
Australia
29 Sep 2015
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New work health & safety regulator in NSW - Safework NSW
The WorkCover Authority has been abolished and SafeWork NSW is now the responsible body for regulating WHS laws in NSW.
Australia
11 Sep 2015
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A limited life for insurers regulations - significant reform proposals announced for retail life insurers
The reform package proposes a new remuneration model, a new code of conduct and simpler and more effective disclosure.
Australia
2 Jul 2015
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APRA proposes amendments to its 'final' harmonised and enhanced risk management requirements
The APRA letter to CEOs of ADIs, general insurers and life companies clarified its intent in respect of risk management.
Australia
20 May 2014
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Federal Government expands access to Comcare scheme for workers compensation
The Minister announced lifting the moratorium on private corporations becoming self-insurers under the Comcare scheme.
Australia
10 Apr 2014
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Unfair contract terms protection is extended to general insurance contracts
Companies should implement amendments to contracts and update compliance materials, to comply with the new regime.
Australia
 
19 May 2013
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A fairer fire levy in Victoria? not so for commercial property owners and their tenants
The levy could be costly for owners of large commercial and industrial buildings, and for tenants liable for outgoings.
Australia
18 May 2013
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