Articles and Case Studies

Privacy and Cyber Risk – Turning uncertainty into opportunity   6 Jul 2018
Privacy and Cyber Risk – Turning uncertainty into opportunity Introduction: Australia’s current technological landscape. Australia’s technological landscape is ever evolving. Across sectors, digital technologies are constantly shifting business rules by facilitating new business models. Technolog ...
Call for caution as unfair insurance contract terms debate heats up   31 May 2018
In February 2018, the Consumer Action Law Centre released a report titled ‘Denied: Levelling the Playing Field to Make Insurance Fair’ (the Report). The Report promoted the need to extend the provisions of unfair contract terms within the Australian Consumer Law (ACL) to the insurance industry.
Bad eggs - How a handful of contractors ruin construction   30 May 2018
While most Australians enter construction contracts with no issues whatsoever, there remain instances in which builders take advantage of witting consumers. For an example, we draw attention to the example of Tevita and Siosiana Ungounga’s (“the Ungoungas”) and their company, T & T Sandstone Constru ...
“The Changing World of Forensics”   16 Apr 2018
“The Changing World of Forensics” Pressures on the Standards of Forensic Evidence in Civil Actions amidst International Scrutiny Insurance fraud in Australia is estimated to cost up to $2.2 billion every year. Historically this created a direct impact on premiums for honest policy-holders; howev ...
Can an Insurer be joined to Proceedings?   22 Feb 2018
The recent decision of Justice Campbell in Zaki v Better Buildings Constructions Pty Limited has become the first Supreme Court of New South Wales authority applying the Civil Liability (Third Party Claims Against Insurers) Act 2017 (NSW) (the Act). This decision concerned the joinder of an insur ...

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Aussie firm William Roberts opens in SG   19 Feb 2013
Australian law firm William Roberts Lawyers has opened an office in Singapore, its first outside its home country and its third overall.
Matter of circumstance - proving motive for insurance fraud in arson (pdf 55.5KB)   1 May 2012
Reliance upon circumstantial evidence is common practice for insurance companies when alleging an insured was responsible for causing a fire that damaged an insured’s premises.
Consumer credit reform - snapshot on compliance (pdf 493.5KB)   1 Dec 2011
Reform of Australian Consumer Credit Laws by Federal Parliament in 2009 resulted in sweeping changes to the Australia consumer credit landscape.