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Changes to the FSC Life Insurance Code of Practice
Insight 20 Dec 2018

Written by Overseas Practitioner Craig Dewar and Summer Clerk Moussa Mourad Proposed changes to the FSC Life Insurance Code are afoot and the deadline for comments is fast approaching. The present ...

Class action amounts to multiple claims under insurance policy
Insight 03 Dec 2018

The decision in a recent Supreme Court of New South Wales case, where indemnity was sought for costs incurred defending and settling a class action, highlights a potential gap in coverage under civ ...

Report: Class Action Risk 2018
Insight 26 Nov 2018

Class action risk continues to increase and is becoming more complex than ever before. Assessing this risk for your organisation is extraordinarily challenging and requires a broad-based perspectiv ...

AFCA's powers and obligations - 'systemic issues'
Insight 13 Nov 2018

Written by Senior Regulatory Counsel Michael Mathieson In his Interim Report, Commissioner Hayne rejected claims that misconduct in the financial services sector was the fault of 'a few bad apples' ...

Efficiently, honestly and fairly - overarching and fundamental obligations?
Insight 11 Oct 2018

Partner Partner Michelle Levy Written by Partner Michelle Levy In his recent Interim Report into Misconduct in the Banking, Superannuation and Financial Services Industry, Commissioner Hayne makes a lot of the duties of an Australian ...

Royal Commission: Round 2 - experiences with financial advice
Insight 02 Oct 2018

Partner Partner Michelle Levy Written by Partner Michelle Levy and Senior Regulatory Counsel Michael Mathieson Although the Commissioner says that the Royal Commission is part of the executive and not the judiciary and that he is ...

Royal Commission: Round 4 - experiences with financial service entities in regional and remote communities
Insight 02 Oct 2018

Written by Partners Belinda Thompson and Matthew Whittle and Senior Associate Andrew Burns In the Interim Report, the Commissioner identifies four principal issues relating to agricultural lending: ...

Competing class actions - a problem in need of a solution
Insight 20 Aug 2018

Written by Partner Kate Austin and Senior Associate Jack Power As fertile ground for class actions, the Royal Commission has highlighted an ongoing problem with Australia's class action regime – ...

Update on the Royal Commission
Insight 19 Jul 2018

Michael Mathieson Written by Senior Regulatory Counsel Michael Mathieson Have you been wondering what the Royal Commission will make of the numerous witness statements and vast amounts of other information collected from superannuation ...

Update on the Royal Commission
Insight 22 Jun 2018

Written by Senior Regulatory Counsel Michael Mathieson A lot has happened since our most recent update. The Royal Commission has published the submissions received from ASIC and industry participan ...

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