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Marine Insurance Act Under Review - Hicksons Maritime law specialist Derek Luxford on ANZIIF

The Maritime Law Association of Australia and New Zealand (MLAANZ) has drafted a bill to significantly amend the Commonwealth Marine Insurance Act 1909 (MIA).
  • 15 Jun 2018

Beware the Unfair – lessons to be learnt from JJ Richards?

The protections afforded to consumers under the “unfair contract terms” regime by the Australian Consumer Law and the ASIC Act 2001 has been extended to cover small businesses for over a year now.  

Ensuring Competition for Consumers; a Burden for Insurers?

The Productivity Commission released its draft “Competition in the Australian Financial System” report on 7 February 2018, with the driving message being that financial service providers, including general insurers, ought to be engaging in more competitive behaviour.

Glass half full – alcohol abuser’s deduction for vicissitudes reduced by Court of Appeal

This appeal is about:When the usual deduction for vicissitudes can be increased and for what reasons;Which experts and expert reports should be given weight over others; andWhat evidence justifies an award of future domestic assistance on a commercial basis.

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