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  • June 29, 2017
    HBA Legal launches Paratus – New Force in Claims Management Solutions

    Legal services pioneer HBA Legal has taken a further step in its journey to improved legal and business solutions with the launch of Paratus, an integrated claims, risk and legal management business.   Paratus is an evolution of HBA’s twenty-year old Customer Assistance Centre (CAC) which passes the baton of being the only claims management […]

  • June 14, 2017
    Out with the old, in with the insurer – Implications of the Civil Liability (Third Party Claims Against Insurers) Act 2017

    Insurers will achieve much needed clarity and certainty around third party claims against them, in a modernisation of a decades-old Act. The New South Wales Parliament has passed the Civil Liability (Third Party Claims Against Insurers) Act 2017 (NSW) (“the Third Party Claims Act”), which repeals section 6 of the Law Reform (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act […]

  • May 18, 2017
    Release from implied undertaking? There might be no need!

    Chin v Comcare [2017] AATA 634 (10 May 2017) Key Points The Tribunal was required to consider whether Comcare could use reports obtained in the course of proceedings for claims management purposes, despite them being caught by the implied undertaking. The Tribunal found that, while the implied undertaking applied to the documents, Comcare’s proposed use […]

  • March 30, 2017
    Special Medical Procedures – when is treatment authorisation required? A look at the test through the lens of gender dysphoria

    In a presentation at the March 2017 Medico-Legal Congress in Sydney, HBA solicitor Will Goodheart and Partner Mark Birbeck explored ‘special medical procedures’ – the types of medical treatments that neither a child nor its parent can consent to and require authorisation by the Family Court.  HBA focussed on the legal test that determines which […]

  • March 14, 2017
    Mandatory Reporting – Cyber Breach

    Introduction At some stage, you will be the victim of a data breach.  The consequence of a data breach could be that the personal information of your clients is exploited.  According to data collected by Gemalto in its Breach Level Index (BLI), there were 974 data breaches worldwide in the first half of 2016, up […]

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