Brothels, bikies and disclosure: what is required of an insured?

A polarising question in Australian insurance law is what is required of an insured by the duty of disclosure in s 21 of the Insurance…

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New insurance code of practice: plain language required

From 1 July 2017, life insurers that are members of the Financial Services Council must comply with the new Life Insurance Code of Practice. By…

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No more passing the buck in blameless accidents

Workers compensation insurers are now entitled to be indemnified by a defendant driver who has been involved in a ‘blameless accident’. By BENJAMIN FERGUSON.

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Costs: motor accident compensation claims

The Motor Accidents Compensation Amendment (Claims) Regulation 2016 came into operation on 1 November 2016, bringing significant changes to costs in the area. By JOHN…

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Life tenants, remaindermen settled estates and insurance

Wills and settlements should clearly state insurance obligations. By WILLIAM V. WINDEYER.

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Insurers’ liability to third parties: CGU Insurance Limited v Blakeley & Ors

At issue in CGU Insurance Limited v Blakeley & Ors was whether the liquidator of a company was entitled to join an insurer to proceedings for…

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Further guidance on Section 6 of the Law Reform (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act

Section 6 of the Law Reform (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 1946 has, throughout its troubled history, received a number of critical remarks from the judiciary. By LANA…

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Motor accidents compensation: 3 things you need to know

On 1 April 2015, the Motor Accidents Compensation Regulation 2015 (the Regulation) came into effect. The key function of the Regulation is to regulate the…

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Who is to blame in single vehicle accidents? Guidance on blameless accident provisions

Drivers in single vehicle accidents may bring a claim under the blameless accident provisions of the Motor Accidents Compensation Act 1999 (NSW). By KAREN BULLUSS.  

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Two years of blameless pedestrian accidents

The decision of the NSW Court of Appeal in Axiak v Ingram [2012] NSWCA 311, effectively created a no fault scheme for pedestrians involved in motor vehicle…

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