Insights

From 1 July 2017, a child abuse victim in Victoria will be able to avoid many of the historical impediments that would have previously prevented them from seeking legal redress. New laws have been passed in Victoria that impose a new duty … Read More

At the end of the year the High Court will hear an application about whether the Federal Court has power to prohibit another person from indemnifying a respondent for their liability to pay a civil penalty. The question arises after … Read More

In the final installment of our exclusive series with ANZIIF: ‘How Advances in Medical Technology Are Impacting Insurance’, Karen Jones (Partner) and Dominic Flannery (Special Counsel)  predict the likely benefit of the historical data from stroke victims on patients and insurers. You’d … Read More

 Alan Thorn, Senior Underwriter specialising in environmental impairment liability at Liberty International Underwriters and Raisa Conchin, Partner at Wotton + Kearney uncover the need for environmental liability insurance to plug a significant gap that is prevalent in the insurance market with Insurance Business … Read More

Imagine if brain trauma such as concussion could be detected instantly in an athlete through the sense of smell?  In Part Five of our exclusive series with ANZIIF: ‘How Advances in Medical Technology Are Impacting Insurance’, Karen Jones (Partner) and Dominic Flannery … Read More

Ratewave Pty Limited v BJ Illingby [2017] NSWCA 103 IMPACT The New South Wales Court of Appeal had to consider whether the occupier of the Manly Pacific Hotel (Hotel) had been negligent in failing to safeguard their premises to avoid … Read More

Angelina Jolie’s actions to undergo a double mastectomy after genetic testing revealed her predisposition to cancer has created an “Angelina Effect” – a growing demand for attaining personal genetic data.  In Part Four of our exclusive series with ANZIIF: ‘How … Read More

Wearables such as FitBits are turning our bodies into real-time health data sources. In Part Three of our exclusive series with ANZIIF: ‘How Advances in Medical Technology Are Impacting Insurance’, Karen Jones (Partner) and Dominic Flannery (Special Counsel) provide commentary … Read More

Andrew Moore (Partner) and Ahrani Ranjitkumar (Senior Associate) have contributed to the recent LexisNexis Privacy Law Bulletin, looking at the need for Australia to develop its privacy laws to allow for sufficient protection of individuals’ rights to privacy in our evolving digital … Read More

Have you heard of the term nanoparticle? In Part Two of our exclusive series with ANZIIF: ‘How Advances in Medical Technology Are Impacting Insurance’, we tackle the unknown and unpredictable outcomes associated with the use of nanotechnology; especially given new … Read More