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Environmental Liability in Australia – State Reference Guide 2024

With the widening scope of environmental liability and tightening of environmental legislation across Australia, businesses of almost any size and industry are becoming increasingly susceptible to regulatory action where a pollution incident has occurred. To help navigate the unique characteristics of each jurisdiction, we have launched Environmental Liability in Australia, a practical guide to environmental liability in each Australian state. This guide provides a detailed summary of pollution offences, reporting ...

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Federal Court hands down the first unfair contracts term decision for insurance contracts

By: Cain Jackson, Edward O'Brien and Samantha Younane Introduction Almost 4 years after the unfair contract terms (UCT) regime1 was expanded to “consumer”2 and “small business”3 insurance contracts, the decision of Australian Securities and Investments Commission v Auto & General Insurance Company Limited4 provides some guidance and clarity as to how the UCT provisions operate in an insurance context. Facts Between 5 April 2021 and 4 May 2023, Auto General and Home Insurance (the ...

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Wotton + Kearney sets sights on Singapore global insurance hub

Wotton + Kearney has taken a major step towards achieving its global ambitions by becoming the first major Australian insurance and risk law firm to set up a substantive base in Singapore. The move reflects the importance of Singapore as a regional hub for the London and European insurance and reinsurance markets and gives Wotton + Kearney a platform to service the Infrastructure, Power Gen and Renewable Energy growth across ...

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