Autonomous vehicles: insurance and product liability implications on land and on the high seas

Wotton + Kearney partner, Belinda Henningham, along with Peter Allchorne, Wendy Hopkins, Olya Melnitchouk, Andrew Parker and Toby Vallance from our Legalign Global Alliance partner firm, DAC Beachcroft, explore whether the insurance industry is ready for the potential shift in policy coverage relating to autonomous vehicles and crewless ships. Belinda states that”…should the Australian Federal […]

Nanotechnology – is it insurable?

Have you heard of the term nanoparticle? In Part Two of our exclusive series with ANZIIF: ‘How Advances in Medical Technology Are Impacting Insurance’, we tackle the unknown and unpredictable outcomes associated with the use of nanotechnology; especially given new possibilities for its use in food additives and the medical arena. It may sound like […]

The restricted scope of “other insurance” clauses

Andrew Moore and Robert Finnigan discuss the implications of a recent decision by the New South Wales Court of Appeal in Lambert Leasing Inc v QBE Insurance (Australia) Limited [2016] NSWCA 254 which confirms a restrictive operation of section 45 of the Insurance Contracts Act 1984. The limitation of section 45 may lead to increase […]

“Blick” outlook for cyclists – ACT Court of Appeal upholds $1.7 million judgment

Charles Simon (Partner) and Michael Milton (Special Counsel) consider the recent ACT Court of Appeal decision in Blick v Franklin [2016] ACTCA17, which provides a tale of caution for cyclists, liability underwriters and defendants preparing (or not preparing) expert evidence.