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Responding to COVID-19: your questions answered
Insight 18 May 2020

In light of the global outbreak of Coronavirus (COVID-19), many businesses are confronted with questions about the legal issues and regulatory implications. As COVID-19 continues to disrupt Australia's economy, we address your challenges. ...

Federal Court refuses to order disclosure of class action respondent's insurance policies
Insight 27 Apr 2020

In contrast to a previous decision, the Federal Court has refused to order the disclosure of the respondent's insurance policies to the applicant in a class action. We explore this decision and also highlight the way in which the court's reasoning differed from a prior decision that found in favour of disclosure. ...

Queensland Supreme Court refuses to order disclosure of class action defendant's insurance policy, providing further guidance on the making of such orders
Insight 16 Oct 2019

The Queensland Supreme Court has refused an application by a class action plaintiff seeking to compel the defendant to disclose its insurance policy and documents relating to its insurance position. In doing so, the court commented on the recent Federal Court decision in the Radio Rentals class action but came to a different result on the facts. This decision shows that when determining whether or not to make an order for disclosure, the court is likely to take into account the defendant's financial capacity, and may be less likely to make such an order where the defendant's solvency is not a concern. ...

Federal Court orders disclosure of class action respondent's insurance policies, affirming a recent trend
Insight 12 Aug 2019

In the Radio Rentals Class Action, the Federal Court of Australia has ordered - over the objection of an Insurer - that a respondent disclose its insurance policies to the applicant. ...

A multi-million dollar question – aggregating claims in class actions
Insight 08 Aug 2019

The New South Wales Court of Appeal has held in Bank of Queensland Limited v AIG Australia Limited 1  that, under the terms of a civil liability insurance policy, each Class Member Registration For ...

Final APRA Guidance on Information Security (CPG 234) released – are you prepared?
Insight 27 Jun 2019

APRA has released the updated final version of its Prudential Practice Guide, which gives crucial context about how it views cybersecurity threats, and clarifies some of the steps that should be taken now relating to board oversight, information security controls and notification of information security incidents. Partner Valeska Bloch and Associate Claudia Hall report. ...

IP insurance: are you sure it's too expensive?
Insight 25 Jun 2019

IP disputes can be costly. One way firms can manage this risk is to obtain IP insurance. Once regarded as too expensive to work, recent developments in the market suggest that, for smaller businesses in particular, protection may now be more affordable. ...

Considering Robo-advice
Insight 17 Apr 2019

The Australian Financial Complaints Authority AFCA the new one-stop-shop for resolving financial complaints has had a very busy first six months of operation ...

AFCA: The first six months - and the year ahead
Insight 17 Apr 2019

The Australian Financial Complaints Authority AFCA the new one-stop-shop for resolving financial complaints has had a very busy first six months of operation ...

Amendments to include insurance claims handling in the definition of 'financial services'
Insight 05 Mar 2019

The Federal Government has released a consultation paper which takes action on Recommendation 48 of the Banking Royal Commissions Final Report If implemented the handling and settlement of insurance claims will become a financial service under the Corporations Act 2001 Cth and will be subject to ...

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