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Court of Appeal confirms Polglase decision and the critical question of breach

On 23 October 2020, the Court of Appeal handed down its judgment in Coffs Harbour City Council v Polglase [2020] NSWCA 265. Wotton + Kearney acted for the State of NSW in its successful defence of the appeal proceedings. The case confirms, for the purpose of a duty of care on a statutory authority, what matters is control and management rather than ownership or occupation. It also re-affirms there is ...

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Five of the world’s leading insurance law firms have joined forces to deliver legal services for insurers and their global clients.

Established to meet the legal needs of the growing multinational insurance market, Legalign Global employs an innovative legal services business model for the insurance sector delivered seamlessly across jurisdictions by best-in-region law firms that share consistent, unparalleled service standards.

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Wotton + Kearney offers you the opportunity to work with some of Australia and New Zealand’s leading insurance companies, government agencies and non-profit organisations on their most important customer challenges.

We are a growing community of professionals across our 6 offices that can help you realise your career potential, where your talents are nurtured and where you will get the support and tools you need to help shape the future of insurance law.