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Cyber Security: The Essential Eight Strategies to Protect Your Business

Readers will recall from an article Holman Webb published back in 2018 that the Australian Cybersecurity Centre recommended eight best-practice mitigation strategies (the 'Essential Eight') that organisations should implement as a baseline defence against targeted cyber intrusions, ransomware and malicious insiders.

These strategies may seem relatively straightforward to those working within the IT industry, but the failure of organisations to implement the strategies (including government instrumentalities) has moved the Australian government to consider mandating the implementation of the Essential Eight controls, and requiring all public service entities to implement them forthwith.

Upcoming Insurance Webinar: Apportionment and Contribution in Insurance (Tuesday 6 July)

Holman Webb is delighted to announce our second Insurance Webinar of 2021, hosted by the firm's General Insurance Team and presented by Partner Peter Bennett and Associate Linda Huynh.

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John Van de Poll Listed as Finalist in the Lawyers Weekly Partner of the Year Awards 2021

Holman Webb is pleased to announce that Partner and Insurance Group National Team Leader John Van de Poll has been listed as a finalist in the Lawyers Weekly Partner of the Year Awards 2021 - Insurance Partner of the Year category!

This finalist position follows John's Insurance Partner of the Year wins in both 2016 and 2019.

Native Title: Protecting Culturally Significant Sites From Development

Recent examples of the damage or destruction of culturally significant Aboriginal sites and artefacts has led to a debate about the most appropriate legal tools for their protection. One recent success story wherein a creation 'story site' on Prince of Wales Island (Muralug) in the Torres Strait was protected from a safe harbour development, demonstrates that the courts are willing to step in and grant urgent protection.

NB. This article was originally published in the May 2021 edition of The Law Society of NSW's Law Society Journal (Issue 77).


Holman Webb Listed as Excellence Awardee in the Australasian Law Awards 2021 – Insurance Specialist Firm of the Year Category
Thursday 13 May 2021 posted in Insurance Insurance

Holman Webb Lawyers is pleased to announce that we have been listed as an Excellence Awardee in the Australasian Law Awards 2021 – Insurance Specialist Firm of the Year category!

Abolition of the Peak Indebtedness Doctrine for Preference Claims?

The Full Court of the Federal Court recently delivered its judgment in the matter of Badenoch Integrated Logging Pty Ltd v Bryant, in the matter of Gunns Limited (in liq) (receivers and managers appointed) [2021] FCAFC 64.

The decision will undoubtedly have significant implications for the ongoing application of the peak indebtedness rule by creditors and liquidators.  

Holman Webb Listed in 5-Star Insurance Awards 2021

Holman Webb Lawyers is proud to announce that we have been listed as a 5-Star Excellence Awardee in the recently released ‘5-Star Insurance Law Firms and Lawyers 2021’ list, compiled by  and Insurance Business Australia.

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When Can You be Liable, But Not Liable? Shoveller v Dak-Wal Constructions Pty Ltd (No 2) [2021] NSWSC 352

This case note discusses the 8 April 2021 decision of Shoveller v Dak-Wal Constructions Pty Ltd (No 2) [2021] NSWSC 352, in which a 76-year-old retiree fell from a 3m high walkway while visiting a holiday home in Kilcare NSW.

Court of Appeal: Alleged Concurrent Wrongdoers With Statutory Immunity Cannot be Legally Liable at Any Stage

In the NSW Court of Appeal decision of Woodhouse v Fitzgerald [2021] NSWCA 54 given on 9 April 2021, the Court addressed whether the Proportionate Liability provisions of the NSW Civil Liability Act were engaged in circumstances where the alleged concurrent wrongdoers had a statutory immunity from suit.

Five Lawyers Included in The Best Lawyers in Australia - 2022 Edition

Holman Webb is pleased to announce that five lawyers have been included in the 2022 Edition of The Best Lawyers in Australia.

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