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Insurers take note: Victorian cases clarify limitations on joinder of insurers, strike-out applications and awards of indemnity costs
Three recent Victorian decisions serve as an important reminder of possible impacts on insurers: 1.Akron Roads Pty Ltd (in liq) v Crewe Sharp & Ors ("Akron Roads v Crewe Sharp") – the Supreme Court determined that a person who is not a party to an insurance contract has a proper basis for joining an insurer as a defendant to a proceeding in circumstances where the insurer has declined indemnity to an insured;
Proposed changes to unfair contract term laws and how they impact customs brokers/forwarders
The Federal Government recently announced that laws protecting consumers against unfair contract terms will be extended to provide protection to the small business sector. This raises a number of issues for customs brokers and freight forwarders, particularly in respect to exclusions of liability, situations where carriage of goods can be avoided and penalties for breaching the contract.
Proposed Changes to Verification of identity requirements - Will lenders ever find "safe harbour"?
ARNECC (Australian Registrars' National Electronic Conveyancing Council) is proposing changes to the Model Participation Rules for Electronic Conveyancing, which if implemented will make it more difficult for lenders to rely upon the safe harbour rules prescribed in relation to verification of identity requirements for property transactions. A consultation period concluded at the end of February and stakeholders are awaiting an outcome.
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