16-05-2017 | In this issue of Insurance Matters, we look at significant cases and recent developments covering property, cyber breaches, professional privilege, remote piloted aircraft and much more.
01-12-2016 | In this issue we discuss the importance of professional and appropriate workplace electronic communications, using examples from recent decisions where communications between workers have been made available during litigation, following orders to produce.
31-10-2016 | In this issue of University Matters we discuss best practice data security for universities, particularly in circumstances where your data is in the hands of a third party service provider.
28-09-2016 | In this issue of Insurance Matters, we sit down with Lloyd's Australia's General Representative, Chris Mackinnon, to discuss the Lloyd's market building its footprint in Australia, and key issues and opportunities for the industry.
22-05-2017 | The Commonwealth Government has passed the Crimes Amendment (Penalty Unit) Bill 2017. Taking effect from 1 July 2017, the Bill will see the value of a penalty unit increase and, by extension, the maximum civil penalties against corporate entities and individuals for breaches of the Fair Work Act 2009 (FW Act).
19-05-2017 | The Queensland Government has announced it will introduce a new criminal WHS offence of "negligence causing death", following a recommendation from independent reviewer for the Best Practice Review of Work Health and Safety (WHS), Tim Lyons.
19-05-2017 | Following the NSW Law Reform Commission's Consultation Paper and its report in December 2016, the Government has introduced the Civil Liability (Third Party Claims Against Insurers) Bill 2017 (NSW), which proposes to replace s 6 of the Law Reform (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 1946 (NSW).
19-05-2017 | The decision of Danis v Commissioner of Police, handed down by the NSW Civil and Administrative Tribunal on 9 May 2017 is the first to consider the application of s 60(1)(d) of the Government Information (Public Access) Act 2009 (NSW).
Sparke Helmore Lawyers' ongoing commitment to the insurance industry was acknowledged last night, when we were named Insurance Specialist Firm of the Year for the second consecutive year at the 2017 Australasian Law Awards.
Sparke Helmore Lawyers welcomes two new partners who will be based in our Sydney office—Scott McDonald, who joins our Corporate & Commercial Group, and Julian McGrath, who joins our Insurance Group.