Insights

A growing area of risk for underwriters is in the area of delayed onset brain injury related to contact sports. Richard Johnson, Partner at Wotton + Kearney, explores this highly topical issue and the implications for the insurance industry What … Read More

Andrew Seiter and Noa Zur discuss the implications of a recent decision by the Victorian Supreme Court of Appeal in Mitchell v Latrobe Regional Hospital [2016] VSCA 342. On 21 December 2016, the Court said the amendments to the Wrongs … Read More

On Monday, 12 December 2016, his Honour Justice Sifris of the Supreme Court of Victoria handed down judgment in the matter of Melbourne City Investments Pty Ltd v Myer Holdings Limited [2016] VSC 655. Click below to read a brief … Read More

Andrew Moore and Robert Finnigan discuss the implications of a recent decision by the New South Wales Court of Appeal in Lambert Leasing Inc v QBE Insurance (Australia) Limited [2016] NSWCA 254 which confirms a restrictive operation of section 45 … Read More

Important guidance on the determination of vicarious liability and statute of limitations in child sexual abuse cases has been provided in the High Court of Australia’s recent decision in Prince Alfred College Incorporated v ADC [2016] HCA 37. Click to read … Read More

Sean O’Connor (Partner) and Michael Fung (Associate) review the recent NSW Court of Appeal decision in Mansfield v Great Lakes Council [2016] NSWCA 204, which discusses the evidence needed for a plaintiff to overcome a defence under section 43A (applicable … Read More

Paul Spezza (Partner), Scott Macoun (Senior Associate) and Bree Smith (Associate) consider the Court of Appeal of Queensland’s decision of Matton Developments Pty Ltd v CGU Insurance Limited [2016] QCA 208, which provides insight to both insurers and policy holders into what … Read More

As the very excited winner of the 2016 APIG Wotton + Kearney scholarship my trip to London was certainly one I had been eagerly looking forward to. Plus, any excuse to leave Melbourne in the middle of winter is always … Read More

Charles Simon (Partner) and Jacqueline Grace (Senior Associate) consider the NSW Supreme Court decision of Goode v Angland [2016] NSWSC 1014, which provides a ray of sunshine for insurers of professional sporting clubs seeking to rely on the dangerous recreational … Read More

Charles Simon (Partner) and Michael Milton (Special Counsel) consider the recent ACT Court of Appeal decision in Blick v Franklin [2016] ACTCA17, which provides a tale of caution for cyclists, liability underwriters and defendants preparing (or not preparing) expert evidence.