Insights

Read our latest insights where we discuss the legal changes and decisions affecting our clients, keeping you informed and helping you to make better legal and business choices.

  • 7 Dec2017

    Video: Negligence and Consent in the Medical Profession

    In this video, originally published by BenchTV,  Principal Andrew Saxton and Anthony Bartley SC discuss the salient features of Tinnock v Murrumbidgee Local Health District (No 6) [2017] NSWSC, specifically, a phrase in a consent form, signed and read by...
  • 7 Dec2017

    Landmark advertising fine warns that the tiger has teeth

    Written by: Principal Kellie Dell'Oro and Associate Anna Martin The Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA) celebrated an enforcement win in October this year, with the successful prosecution of a corporation for breaches of the advertising provisions under the Health Practitioner National Law 2009 (the ‘National Law’). Wellness Enterprises...
  • 30 Nov2017

    APRA reviewing Life Insurer’s Reinsurance Arrangements

    Written by: Catherine Osborne, Consultant APRA has informed life insurers that it is reviewing the requirements of prudential standard LPS 230 Reinsurance (LPS 230) as they relate to financial reinsurance. APRA has invited feedback from life insurers and other interested parties on its proposal to...
  • 30 Nov2017

    PI Cover for AFS Licensees – Check your cover as not all PI policies have the same cover

    Written by: Michael Bracken, Principal Recent amendments to Regulatory Guide 126 highlight that financial service providers should regularly review their PI cover to ensure compliance with their regulatory and AFS Licence requirements. In or about August this year, ASIC release findings following a review of...
  • 30 Nov2017

    FOS in the Derivatives Sector – Assessment For Opening A Client Trading Account

    Written by: Michael Bracken, Principal The Financial Ombudsman Service Australia (FOS) has released its Annual Review for 2016-17 which identifies emerging trends in consumer disputes in the financial services sector. FOS identifies that it has experienced a 14% increase in the total number of disputes...

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