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First Party Insurance in Australia: Legal Essays

Written by Partner, Patrick Mead, this collection of 12 essays is intended as a valuable resource for insurers of first party risks, and their advisors, brokers, loss adjustors, third party administrators, and other insurance industry professionals.
The Carter Newell team investigates the recent Fair Work Commission decision of Andrew Goddard v Richtek Melbourne Pty Ltd [2024] FWC 979 which acts as a useful reminder to employers to carefully consider the risks and benefits of post-employment restraints when dismissing an employee.
If your business has entered into a commercial arrangement for the supply of your personal property, you may be able to protect your interest in that personal property by registering a security interest on the Personal Property Securities Register (PPSR).
Recent amendments to the Fair Work Act 2009 (Cth) provide employees with new rights to disengage from work-related communications outside of their regular working hours.
The Supreme Court of Victoria has recently handed down its decision of Fairbank Haven Pty Ltd v Merkon Constructions Pty Ltd [2024] VSC 32.
In December 2023, the Federal Court handed down its decision of ASIC v Zurich Australia Limited (No 2) [2023] FCA 1641.
In its first decisions for 2023, the High Court has provided liquidators and creditors with long awaited clarification on two important issues relating to insolvency and preference claims.
The New South Wales Court of Appeal recently considered the scope of a solicitor’s duty to advise a client, confirming the general rule that a solicitor does not have a duty to remind a client of advice provided previously or advise a client about matters which are already known to them.
All State (but no Territory) jurisdictions in Australia contain a provision in their civil liability legislation whereby a professional can defend a claim alleging a breach of a duty of care.
Temporary changes to the Corporations Act 2001 (Cth) (Corporations Act) facilitating electronic execution of documents, which were originally introduced as a temporary COVID measure in 2020, have now been made permanent.