Insights

The Australian Securities and Investments Commission (ASIC) recently announced that it has become one of the first signatories to a new co-operative agreement between leading international securities regulators in the UK, USA, Hong Kong, British Columbia and Singapore. In our … Read More

On 13 June 2018, the High Court held that loss of future superannuation pension payments may be compensated as loss of earning capacity, but that the loss of future aged pension payments are not. In this update, our Melbourne team … Read More

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