Insights Categories: Insurance

Aug 19, 2015

INSIGHT: Meridian announced as finalists in prestigious Australian Law Awards

Meridian Lawyers’ Insurance Team has been announced as a finalist in the 15th Annual Lawyers Weekly Australian Law Awards. Managing Principal Paul Baker has also been listed as a finalist in the Managing Partner of the Year category, recognised for his outstanding contribution and leadership in shaping the firm’s vision, culture and business strategy. The […]

Jul 22, 2015

INSIGHT: Queensland to remove 5% permanent impairment threshold for workers seeking damages

On 15 July 2015, the Queensland Government introduced the Workers’ Compensation and Rehabilitation and other Legislation Amendment Bill into Parliament. If passed, this Bill will remove the 5% threshold, which workers must currently meet to have an entitlement to seek common law damages. The 5% permanent impairment threshold was introduced by the Newman government and […]

Mar 12, 2014

INSIGHT: Insuring builders: claims by subsequent owners

The landmark Australian High Court decision in 1995 in Bryan v Maloney made builders of residential properties liable to subsequent owners. Since then there has been a number of decisions confining the scope of the decision. In a significant change the NSW Court of Appeal has recently extended its reach beyond dwellings to the owners […]

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