David Leggatt

David Leggatt

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High Court Clarifies Duties To Subsequent Purchasers – Brookfield Multiplex v Owners Corporation

The duty of care owed by a builder to subsequent purchasers of a building has long been a source of contention. In a decision handed down on 8 October 2014, the High Court in Brookfield Multiplex Limited v Owners Corporation...more

10/23/2014 - Australia Commercial Contracts Construction Disputes Construction Industry Duty of Care Real Estate Development Successor Liability

Corporate Insurance Trends 2014

Although we are seeing the tail end of many of the claims which arose from the Global Financial Crisis, the sophisticated plaintiff’s bar and ever-developing class action landscape means that companies and their officers will...more

9/16/2014 - Arbitration Arbitration Agreements Class Action Cyber Insurance Cybersecurity D&O Insurance Disclosure Requirements Insureds Liability Insurance Professional Liability Risk Management Underwriting

If it doesn’t matter, pay up! The High Court keeps a broad interpretation of Section 54

Maxwell v Highway Hauliers Pty Ltd [2014] HCA 33 - The High Court today handed down a decision concerning Section 54 (1) of the Insurance Contracts Act. The decision is important for many insurers, particularly those...more

9/15/2014 - Australia Highways Insurers Surface Transportation

High Court Updates "Reasonable Endeavours": Commercial Interests Vs An Obligation Owed

Electricity Generation Corporation v Woodside Energy Ltd; Woodside Energy Ltd v Electricity Generation Corporation [2014] HCA 7 (5 March 2014) - WHAT HAPPENED? - The High Court has, by a 4:1 majority, held that...more

3/19/2014 - Australia Breach of Contract Oil & Gas

Future Of Financial Advice Series ASIC'S New Powers

This update is intended as a general overview, targeted specifically at claims officers and underwriters of insurers of professionals required to comply with the Future of Financial Advice (FOFA) reforms. WHAT IS IT?...more

11/23/2013 - Australia Australian Securities and Investments Commission Financial Adviser FOFA Reforms Insurers

Future Of Financial Advice Series : Opt-In And Fee Disclosure

This update is intended as a general overview, targeted specifically at claims officers and underwriters of insurers of professionals required to comply with the Future of Financial Advice (FOFA) reforms. WHAT IS...more

11/14/2013 - Fee Disclosure Financial Adviser FOFA Reforms Opt-In Underwriting

Future Of Financial Advice Series - Ban On Conflicted Remuneration (Australia)

INTRODUCTION - This update is intended as a general overview, targeted specifically at claims officers and underwriters of insurers of professionals required to comply with the Future of Financial Advice (FOFA)...more

10/24/2013 - Australia FOFA Reforms Remuneration

Future Of Financial Advice Series: Best Interests Duty

WHAT IS IT? The best interests duty requires financial advisers to place the interests of their clients ahead of their own in providing personal advice to retail clients. It is designed to build trust and confidence...more

10/10/2013 - Australia Australian Securities and Investments Commission Conflicts of Interest Fiduciary Duty Financial Adviser FOFA Reforms Insurers

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