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EVENT: Annual General Insurance Review

Summary Join us for this half-day session as we review the important 2016 court decisions and legislation together with commentary on developments affecting the General Insurance Industry. This event attracts 4 CPD points.



Review Topics

•    Insurance Contracts Act
Bergman v CGU Insurance Ltd [2016] VSC 81 – s21, s28
Kalabakas v Chubb Insurance Company of Australia Ltd [2015] VSC 705 – s21, s28
Lambert Leasing v QBE [2016] NSWCA 254 – s45, double insurance
Allianz v Inglis [2016] WASCA 25 – s54
Pantaenius Australia Pty Ltd v Watkins Syndicate 0457 at Lloyds [2016] FCA 1 – s54
Whittington v Smeaton [2016] ACTSC 76 – s54
Angas Securities Ltd v Small Business Consortium Lloyd’s Consortium No. 9056 [2016] NSWCA 182 – s67,             subrogation
•    Policy Construction and Indemnity Issues
Matton Developments Pty Ltd v CGU Insurance Limited [2016] QCA 208 – "accidental overloading"
Chubb Insurance v Robinson [2016] FCAFC – "professional services"
Todd v Alterra [2016] FCAFC 15 – "encompassing", "approved investment products"
Hird v Chubb Insurance Company of Australia Ltd [2016] VSC 174 – "non-pecuniary relief" or ‘" proceeding" against the insured for an alleged Wrongful Act
OZ Minerals Holdings Pty Ltd v AIG Australia Ltd [2015] VSCA 346 – major shareholder exclusion
T&T Investments v CGU [2016] NSWCA 227 – crop damage by hailstorm
Penrith City Council v Healey [2016] NSWCA 161 – exclusion re employees, labour hire
Mace v Justice and Forensic Health Network [2016] NSWSC 803 – "resulting in"
WFI Insurance Ltd v Verini [2016] WASCA 143 – breach of duty as "owner"
Averkin v Insurance Australia Ltd [2016] NSWCA 122 – whether insured complicit in destroying vehicle
Liberty Mutual Insurance v Zanotto [2011] NSWDC 202 – ICAC, conduct exclusion
Ingram v QBE Insurance [2015] VCAT 1936 – exclusion for mental illness, discrimination
Ocean Finance v Oval Insurance [2016] EWHC 160 (Comm) – bulk notification of circumstances
•    Professionals and Directors & Officers
Attwells v Jackson [2016] HCA 16 – advocates immunity
In the matter of HIH Insurance Limited [2016] NSWSC 482 – market based causation
rant-Taylor v Babcock & Brown [2015] FCA 149 – breach of continuous disclosure obligation
ASIC v Management Investments Ltd (No.9) [2016] QSC 109 – director's knowing involvement in breach
CGU Insurance Ltd v Blakeley [2016] HCA 2 – joinder of insurer by plaintiff
Thiess v Parsons Brinckerhoff [2016] NSWSC 173 – s5O Civil Liability Act, waiver of subrogation
Timbercorp Finance v Tomes [2016] VSCA 128 – class action, opting out, estoppel
Money Max Int Pty Ltd (Trustee) v QBE Insurance Group Limited [2016] FCAFC 148 – class action, litigation funder,  common fund
•    Duty of Care and Causation
Biggs v George [2016] NSWCA 113 – medical negligence, failure to warn
Robinson Helicopter Company v McDermott [2016] HCA 22 – duty of care, routine inspections
Swift v Wearing-Smith [2016] NSWCA 38 – duty of care of homeowner for failed balcony
Goode v Angland [2016] NSWSC 1014 – s5K Civil Liability Act, dangerous recreational activity, professional sports
Carangelo v State of New South Wales [2016] NSWCA 126 – s5D Civil Liability Act, causation
DC v State of NSW [2016] NSWCA 198 and Prince Alfred College Incorporated v ADC – child sexual abuse claims
•    Damages
ANZ v Haq [2016] NSWCA 93 – s5B CLA, personal injury damages
Winky Pop v Mobil [2016] VSCA 187 – damages for loss of opportunity to rezone land
•    Short & Sharp
Mobis Parts Australia v XL Insurance [2016] NSWSC 912 – amend to plead exclusion due to change in circumstances
Carillion Construction v AIG [2016] NSWSC 495 – when does the cause of action against insurer accrue for non-payment?
Hayward v Zurich [2016] UKSC 48 – setting aside settlement agreement for fraud
Hastie Group Ltd (in liq) v Moore [2016] NSWCA 305 – expert report provided to litigation funder, privilege


Event Details

Start Date 27/04/2017 - Add To Calendar
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Start Time 8:30am
Finish Date 27/04/2017
Finish Time 1:00pm
RSVP 20 April 2017 05:00 PM
Venue Name CQ Functions
Sponsors Unisearch
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8:30am Registration
9:00am Welcome
9:05am Presentations
10:50am Morning Tea
11:10am Presentations
12:50pm Wrap Up
1:00pm Conclusion


Members Earlybird (until 31/3/17) $135.00
Non-Members Earlybird (until 31/3/17) $165.00

Members (from 1/4/17) $160.00
Non-Members (from 1/4/17) $195.00


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CPD Points

CPD points: 4 - 4 CPD (4 hrs educational content)| ANZIIF TBC, NIBA Code: 12404


Street CQ Functions, 113 Queen Street
City Melbourne
Country Australia
State Victoria

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