Recent data out yesterday showed that 33 new class actions were launched in the 12 months to June 2015, a significant increase on prior years. The threat of a class action is now a leading risk facing Australian companies and … Read More

On 13 May,  the High Court handed down its long-anticipated decision in Wealthsure Pty Ltd v Selig [2015] HCA 18 (Wealthsure). The High Court’s decision resolves the uncertainty arising out of two conflicting Federal Court decisions regarding the application of the … Read More

Welcome to the 2014 Wotton + Kearney “Insurance Year in Review” publication, our 8th Edition, addressing topical developments in 2014 across a broad range of insurance products and in relation to insurance law generally. Many of the major legal developments … Read More

Anyone paying attention will have observed that data breaches have become increasingly common place in Australia.  In January 2015, news reports emerged of the recent cyber attack on Aussie Travel Cover (ATC).  The ATC cyber attack led to 770,000 personal … Read More

Wotton + Kearney’s Public and Products Liability Group recently hosted a personal injury hypothetical seminar for clients in Sydney, Brisbane and Melbourne. Facilitated by Ben Richards from Aticus and with a panel comprised of partners Andrew Seiter and Paul Spezza … Read More

Following on from her article of 18 November 2014, Senior Associate Noa Zur was approached by Insurance Business magazine to provide further comment on the Victorian government’s proposed changes to the Wrongs Act 1958 (Vic). Click on the image below … Read More

On 12 November 2014, the High Court handed down its decision in Hunter and New England Local District Health v McKenna & Simon [2014] HCA 44, which revisits the circumstances in which a common law duty will exist alongside obligations … Read More

The Department of Justice has recently released the Wrongs Amendment Bill 2014.  If enacted, the Bill will amend aspects of the Wrongs Act 1958. Noa Zur, Senior Associate considers the proposed changes in the link below.

In the recent Federal Court decision of Robinson v Kenny [2014] FCA 988, her Honour Justice Farrell considered the conduct of an architect in respect of representations made concerning the price (or likely price) of a client’s building works. Her … Read More

Ahead of the publication next week of an analysis by Wotton + Kearney’s Heidi Nash-Smith and Jack Geng, Money Management magazine consider the monetary jurisdiction of the Financial Ombudsman Service in this article.