Addressing the asbestos legacy – managing risks with EIL insurance

Governments around the country are focused on addressing Australia’s asbestos legacy through regulation and remediation. As dealing with asbestos is both expensive and highly regulated, many unscrupulous parties continue to be involved in illegal activities, such as dumping and fake certification – often at a high cost to others. In this article, Charu Stevenson and […]

COVID-19 Resource Centre

Wotton + Kearney is committed to keeping our clients informed of the insurance and broader business implications of the coronavirus outbreak. With senior insurance law experts across major policy types and market sectors, we are well placed to provide advice and tailored support in product lines and claims areas we specialise in. On this page […]

COVID-19: Implications for insurers – A Legalign Global Report

The significant impact of the coronavirus pandemic is being felt worldwide. For the insurance sector, the exposures created by the coronavirus are significant as an international event of this size and complexity carries a range of insurance risks, including first party and supply chain business interruption, event cancellation, travel and liability claims. Legalign Global’s alliance […]

Informed Insurance: 2020 Predictions Report

We are pleased to share our latest Legalign Global thought leadership publication, Informed Insurance: 2020 Predictions, which has been launched in our region today. Aimed at supporting the global insurance market in preparing for the opportunities and challenges ahead, the report includes over 80 predictions by senior lawyers at the Legalign Global alliance firms, including Wotton […]

NSW EPA concedes more protection for individuals subject to “special executive liability”

In recent years, the issue of environmental protection has grown in importance.  As a result, the powers of the NSW Environmental Protection Authority (the EPA) to investigate and prosecute environmental offenders (including corporations and individuals) are being increasingly applied. Last month in Fordham v EPA [2018] NSWCA 167, the EPA clarified that any responses provided […]

The Clean-up Cover

Alan Thorn, Senior Underwriter specialising in environmental impairment liability at Liberty International Underwriters and Raisa Conchin, Partner at Wotton + Kearney uncover the need for environmental liability insurance to plug a significant gap that is prevalent in the insurance market with Insurance Business Magazine. Who needs it? Historically, environmental liability insurance was considered a necessity […]