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In December 2018 we wrote about the impact of the Californian wildfires on the global insurance market. In December 2019, Australia witnessed the worst bushfire season the country has ever seen which, like California, has implications for insurers involved in the wine industry.
Case review 05-03-2020
Yesterday, all my troubles seemed so far away… the importance of timing in the attachment of marine cargo cover
This Beatles well known tune surely rang true in the mind of the insured, Swashplate, when Chief Justice Allsop in the Federal Court of Australia held that insurers, Liberty, were not liable to indemnify it under a cargo policy, as the cargo had been inadequately packed less than a day prior to the insurance attaching.
The Australian Government is proposing to increase the liability limits under the Civil Aviation (Carrier's Liability) Act 1959 . These changes will come into force on 1 October 2019. The Australian Government recently issued an Exposure Draft of these Regulations.
A picture is worth a thousand words - contemporaneous evidence in maritime incidents and how technology can help
In Watson v Foxman  McLelland CJ said the degree of fallibility of human memory exacerbates over time, particularly where disputes or litigation intervene.
The carrier shall be bound, before and at the beginning of the voyage, to exercise due diligence to…properly man...the ship…
Case review 24-10-2017
Australian Competition and Consumer Commission v JJ Richards & Sons Pty Ltd  FCA 1224