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Aspects of Insurance that Everyone Should Know

Aspects of Insurance that Everyone Should Know

An insurance policy is a legally binding contract between an insurance company and an insurance consumer, which places a number of strict obligations on both parties. HOW IS THE INSURANCE INDUSTRY REGULATED? General insurance industry is governed by a number of...
Are you alright?

Are you alright?

(Be aware that your answer might void your insurance) INSURERS’ UNDERWRITING OF PEOPLE WITH MENTAL HEALTH ISSUES Mental Health, Discrimination and Insurance: A Survey of Consumer Experiences 2011 outlines the results of a survey which revealed great difficulties faced...
Household Workers’ Insurance

Household Workers’ Insurance

Am I liable for injury of someone, whom I employ to work on my property? Yes, you are. That is why we strongly advise you and every Queensland home owner to get a Household Worker’s insurance. Queenslanders who hired casual cleaners, babysitters, nannies, gardeners,...
Multiple Causes – One Excluded

Multiple Causes – One Excluded

Wiesac Pty Ltd v Insurance Australia Group Ltd (2018) 34(2) ILB 32 COMMENT This decision is an illustration of the way the court will construe a common ‘flood exclusion’ and its elements and, specifically, how using words capable of wider interpretation can help...
A Duty of Care

A Duty of Care

Bunnings Group Ltd v Giudice [2018] NSWCA 144 OVERVIEW In tort law, a duty of care is a responsibility or legal obligation imposed on an individual or business that requires a standard of reasonable care to be adhered to while performing and in the pursuance of...
Broker’s Proactive and Reactive Duties

Broker’s Proactive and Reactive Duties

Kotku Bread Pty Ltd v Vero Insurance Ltd and Anor [2012] QSC 109 OVERVIEW Risk Management is defined where any organization has an obligation to identify and assess foreseeable hazards, and take steps to eliminate or control the risk. It is the process of identifying...