Professional and Management Liability Gazette 8th editionNov 2020 |
The Professional and Management Liability Gazette (8th edition) provides a practical overview of topical cases relevant to our professional, insurer, broker and corporate clients.
This edition highlights a broad range of cases relating to professionals in the legal, healthcare, insurance and D&O markets, in addition to policy interpretation, defamation and procedural issues.
Of significance to legal professionals is the case note examining Bell Lawyers Pty Ltd v Pentelow  HCA 29 which saw the High Court abolish the Chorley exception, a long-standing rule that allowed self-represented solicitor litigants to recover professional costs for their time acting for themselves. The reasoning in Bell has since been extended by State Superior and Appellate Courts.
In State of Queensland v Masson  HCA 28 we examine the findings s in a recent medical malpractice case in which the High Court provided important guidance on the scope of a paramedic’s standard of care.
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