Insurance Matters Issue 1319 September 2019
Welcome to issue 13 of Insurance Matters. We've changed things up a bit with a new design and new approach. Our editorial team would love to hear what you think, so I invite you to get in touch with your feedback.
In this issue:
- Who is liable when an employee goes rogue and commits fraud—the employer or the client who has been fooled?
- We chat with Gillian Davidson, Sparke Helmore Partner and Global Insurance Law Connect Asia Pacific Board member, about the network and trends in the region.
- The number of climate-related class actions have been increasing in recent years, and we look at who should bear the cost of judgments.
- Glencore's fight with the Australian Tax Office over stolen privileged material in the public domain went to the High Court over whether legal professional privilege could be claimed over material.
- Defendants raising reliability and credibility issues about a plaintiff need to clearly back up their claims, as shown in two Victorian personal injury cases.
- The NSW Court of Appeal looked at whether a fair trial is possible when dealing with accusation of historical abuse against an individual.
On behalf of everyone in the Commercial Insurance team at Sparke Helmore, I hope you enjoy this issue. You can also access a print-friendly version of the PDF here.