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.

In a decision that will no doubt be greeted with relief by builders and their insurers, on 8 October 2014 the High Court of Australia delivered its much awaited decision in Brookfield Multiplex Ltd v The Owners – Strata Plan No … Read More

Patrick Boardman spoke to Insurance Business magazine about what the High Court’s decision in Maxwell v Highway Hauliers Ltd [2014] HCA 33 might mean for insurers.

Although 30 years old this year, section 54 of the Insurance Contracts Act 1984 still requires its application to be determined by the High Court. In Maxwell v Highway Hauliers Ltd [2014] HCA 33 the High Court has resolved the … Read More

Finding your forum

In their article published in the August edition of Insurance Business magazine, Heidi Nash-Smith and Jack Geng provide a useful comparison of the way claims against financial service providers are dealt with by the Financial Ombudsman Service and the Federal … Read More

In breaking news, in a decision handed down on 6 August 2014, the Victorian Court of Appeal has determined that, pursuant to section 134 of the Building Act 1993 (Vic), the applicable limitation period for commencing a “building action”, whether … Read More

Patrick Boardman explains how subtle differences and external factors can significantly affect Directors & Officers insurance coverage in this article published in Insurance Business magazine.