When Is A Claim At The VCAT Statute Barred?

Steedman V Greater Western Water Corporation The recent Victorian Civil and Administrative Tribunal decision in Steedman v Greater Western Water Corporation [2023] VCAT 128 found that the 6 year time limitation in section 5 of the Limitation of Actions Act 1958 (Vic) does not apply to certain statutory claims where VCAT has exclusive jurisdiction. Background […]

Changes to Insolvency Laws for Small Businesses in Australia

The Federal Government has recently announced that it intends to change insolvency laws with a focus on helping Australian small businesses that are struggling in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic.[i] The new laws would form a simplified system that would apply to businesses with less than $1 million in liabilities. The proposed changes relate […]

A Business Interruption Test Case in Australia

Following our previous article, the business interruption test case in the UK has concluded and the Insurance Council of Australia (‘ICA’) has commenced an Australian business interruption test case. Filed in the NSW Supreme Court, the test case will focus on claims made with two insurers, Hollard and HDI Global Specialty.i Similarly to the UK […]