W+K triumph in the triathlon!

It was an early start for W+K’s triathletes as they took to the Harbour/cycleway/running track for the firm’s inaugural entry in the Sydney Nissan Corporate Triathlon on Sunday 29 April. Despite some late retirements due to injury it proved to be a successful and enjoyable event for all involved, with everyone, even those who were […]

Loss of Chance and Causation

Losing chances: the High Court’s decision in Tabet v Gett [2010] HCA 12 and the renewed focus on causation Introduction The High Court’s decision in Tabet v Gett [2010] HCA 12 was handed down on 21 April 2010. This case creates a fundamental change in the way many injured patients will be able to sue […]

Policy terms: Where does the onus of proof lie?

The High Court last week confirmed that insurers bear the onus of proving the limit of indemnity under their policies [1]. Background Mr Stewart (Stewart) alleged that he was exposed to asbestos fibre causing the deadly lung condition, mesothelioma, during the course of his employment with Pilkington Bros (Australia) Limited (Pilkington) from 1964 to about […]

Insurance Specialist Firm of the Year

We are proud to have been named “Insurance Specialist Firm of the Year” in the ALB Australasian Law Awards. Chief Executive Partner, David Kearney said “Peer recognition confirms our approach to insurance law and cements our status as the leading boutique insurance law firm in Australia.” “Naturally, we are thrilled to have won. We thank […]