Insights

With the increasing number of litigation funders and plaintiff class action law firms, the threat of multiple competing class actions in respect of the same issues and the associated increased costs are an ever increasing risk for both insurers and … Read More

The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) affects businesses across the globe, despite originating in the European Union (EU) and comes into force today. It is not too late to consider the impact as an Australian or New Zealand business owner. … Read More

Wotton + Kearney Partner, Belinda Henningham, along with Peter Allchorne, Wendy Hopkins, Olya Melnitchouk, Andrew Parker and Toby Vallance from our Legalign Global Alliance partner firm, DAC Beachcroft, explore whether the insurance industry is ready for the potential shift in … Read More

The path to ending modern slavery may seem long, but if we tread it together we will secure freedom for all.  A significant step along the path was taken last month, when the Australian Parliament tabled its final report, Hidden … Read More

As published in the November 2017 issue of Law Talk, the official magazine of the New Zealand Law Society. Wotton + Kearney’s Auckland Partner Rebecca Scott and Solicitor Ines Shennan review the Supreme Court of New Zealand’s decision involving the termination of … Read More

First time the Court has imposed a penalty on an Australian Financial Services Licensee (Licensee) for breaches of the best interests duty On 30 March 2017, Justice Moshinsky of the Federal Court of Australia (Court) delivered judgment, declaring multiple breaches … Read More

J v Accident Compensation Corporation [2017] NZCA 441 WHAT HAPPENED New Zealand’s Court of Appeal has recently handed down a decision that may signal a partial retreat of the statutory bar to proceedings arising from medical misadventure.  In a case … Read More

As published in the New Zealand’s Law Talk magazine on 7 October 2017. The Leggs burnt green waste from their landscaping business and lifestyle block on their Canterbury property. While the fire initially reduced to ash, sufficient combustible material remained that … Read More

Ku-ring-gai Council v Chan [2017] NSWCA 226 WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW The New South Wales Court of Appeal has delivered a decision that creates significant difficulties for subsequent purchasers of domestic properties who seek recovery from building consultants for … Read More

Singapore Airlines Cargo Pte Ltd v Principle International Pty Ltd [2017] NSWCA 216 WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW Shippers/exporters must exercise care to comply with their regulatory requirements for cargo handling and ensure the air carrier is informed of any … Read More