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Case Summary: IAG New Zealand Ltd v Shaw [2022] NZHC 2829 Loss of possession in insurance law The meaning of the word “loss” in insurance law ‒ as it applies to the capture and seizure of the insured subject matter (people’s things) ‒ has been debated since it first began to More »
As the business environment becomes increasingly regulated, professionals face a higher risk of civil proceedings and complaints to disciplinary bodies. These processes are expensive, time-consuming and stressful. There are three important steps every professional should take to mitigate risk and More »
The firm is a member of Global Insurance Law Connect (GILC), a formal alliance of leading insurance law experts comprised of high-performing independent firms across the world that specialise in insurance law. Yesterday GILC released their 4th Edition 2022 Risk Radar Report which is a collection of More »
Insurance is absolutely crucial, and when borrowing from lenders to complete a house purchase, it is compulsory. Lenders will not allow a loan drawdown without written confirmation that appropriate and sufficient insurance cover is in place. Usually there is replacement insurance relating to fire, More »
Class action process considered by the Supreme Court as legislation remains out-of-sight The Supreme Court has used the appeal in Southern Response Earthquake Services Limited v Ross [2020] NZSC 126 to fill the void of legislation dealing with representative claims (commonly known as class actions More »
In the United Kingdom, the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) brought a test case on behalf of insurance policy holders against a group of six insurers to obtain clarity as to the operation of business interruption insurance for claims arising out of the COVID-19 lockdown. The circumstances of the More »
The Report of the Public Inquiry into the Earthquake Commission , chaired by Dame Silvia Cartwright, was tabled in Parliament on 9 April 2020. The Public Inquiry The Public Inquiry began its work in November 2018, under terms of reference which required it: “to investigate and report on the More »