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The making of appropriate contemporaneous notes in medical records is best practice for clinical care, but also to facilitate the defence of a claim should an adverse event occur.

Friday 4 September 2015 / by Zara Officer & Vahini Chetty posted in Health Aged Care & Life Sciences Insurance

For practitioners, knowing what is classified as an adverse event, which must be notified to their professional indemnity insurer, is often difficult. Failing to notify of an adverse event could mean that the practitioner is not covered by their insurer for any claim arising out of the adverse event.

Thursday 30 July 2015 / by John Van de Poll posted in Insurance

Previous proceedings brought by a credit hire car provider in the name of an insured do not necessarily preclude a later subrogated action.

Friday 17 July 2015 / by Matthew Baker posted in Insurance Workplace Relations

The Queensland Treasurer, Curtis Pitt, on 15 July 2015 introduced into Queensland Parliament the Workers’ Compensation & Rehabilitation and Other Legislation Amendment Bill 2015 (Qld) (the Bill). The Bill makes a number of amendments to the Workers’ Compensation & Rehabilitation Act 2003 (Qld) (WC&RA), the most significant of which is clause 6 which will see the removal from the WC&RA of the requirement for a worker’s injury to have an assessed degree of permanent impairment (DPI) of more than 5% in order for a worker to be entitled to bring a common law claim against their employer. The amendment is proposed to be back dated to commence on 31 January 2015 (the date the Qld state election was held).

Thursday 18 June 2015 / by Nicholas Gordon and Vahini Chetty posted in Insurance

Nicholas Gordon, Senior Associate, and Vahini Chetty, Associate recently presented on recent cases which considered the Civil Liability Act and how these decisions may impact future claims.

Thursday 11 June 2015 / by Matthew Baker posted in Insurance

Application pursuant to section 16 of the Personal Injuries Proceedings Act 2002 (Qld) (PIPA) to join an insurer as a PIPA contributor.

Welcome to our second edition of the Holman Webb Insurance Law Bulletin.

Thursday 14 May 2015 / by John Van de Poll, Mark Victorsen posted in Insurance

Yesterday, the High Court delivered judgment in the matter of Selig v. Wealthsure Pty Ltd [2015] HCA 18. 

Monday 16 February 2015 / by John Van de Poll posted in Insurance

Holman Webb is delighted to announce the recent appointment of Hamish Cotton, Special Counsel to our Insurance team.

Thursday 20 November 2014 / by Matthew Baker posted in Insurance Workplace Relations

In Byrne v People Resourcing (Qld) Pty Ltd & Anor [2014] QSC (Byrne), Carmody CJ held that WorkCover Queensland (WorkCover) was required to indemnify the plaintiff’s employer, People Resourcing (Qld) Pty Ltd (PRQ) a labour hire company in relation to a contractual indemnity that PRQ had provided to one of its clients/host employers, Thiess John Holland (TJH).

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