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COVID-19 INSURANCE: A WIN FOR AUSTRALIAN BUSINESSES

HDI Global Specialty SE v Wonkana No. 3 Pty Ltd [2020] NSWCA 296 (18 November 2020)  On 18 November 2020, the New South Wales Court of Appeal delivered the landmark decision for the COVID-19 business interruption insurance test case. The Court of Appeal found in favour of a group of businesses claiming insurance for business interruption as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. This decision, along with … Read more

Interpreting Contracts: More Art Than Science?

In litigation, the primary role of a judge is to interpret legal texts. In fact, it is estimated that interpreting legal texts comprises 90% of their work. There are many rules that are applicable to the interpretation of contracts, including: Ejusdem generis: a rule for interpreting statutes and other writings by assuming that a general … Read more