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7 Tips Before Beginning Legal Debt Collection

7 Tips Before Beginning Legal Debt Collection

Debt collection can be an uncomfortable process, even for large businesses. These tips are designed to help you understand your options and make the right decisions for your business and to help you avoid going legal right off the bat. So, here they are: It all starts with your account handling processes. Whether you are […]

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Great Time for Closed Case Audits

Great Time for Closed Case Audits

Now is a good time of the year to clear out all the old claims cases and get them checked over for possible recovery opportunities. Closed Case Audit is a specialist service provided by Debt Recoveries Australia (DRA), a debt collection agency that specialises in the insurance claims industry. Through closed case reviews, money is recovered […]

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How to Identify a Recovery on a Strata Insurance Claim

How to Identify a Recovery on a Strata Insurance Claim

Residential strata insurance (also known as body corporate cover in some states) is general insurance that covers common property under the management of a strata title or body corporate entity. Holding strata insurance is mandatory under each state’s relevant strata legislation. Strata insurance generally covers common or shared property as defined in the title of […]

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Action in Negligence Against a Public Authority – Wrongs Act 1958 (VIC)

Action in Negligence Against a Public Authority – Wrongs Act 1958 (VIC)

Written by: Mohammad Kashefi, LLB (Hons) Finding the relevant law There are many entities that would fall under the category of a public authority. Public authorities inter alia, include; councils, police and water authorities. In this paper, I will narrow down the focus on negligence actions against public authorities. In negligence actions, the relevant state […]

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AICLA / ANZIIF Claims Convention 2018 – “Best Practice in Claims”

AICLA / ANZIIF Claims Convention 2018 – “Best Practice in Claims”

This week, Dave Andrews and I attended the Annual AICLA (Australian Institute of Chartered Loss Adjusters) and ANZIIF (Australia and New Zealand Institute of Finance and Insurance) Claims Convention, at the beautiful Sheraton on the Park in Sydney. This year’s theme was “Best Practice in Claims”. This is an annual convention, put together by both […]

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What Rights do Third Parties Have Against Insurers

What Rights do Third Parties Have Against Insurers

By: Mohammad Kashefi, LLB (Hons) Rights under the Insurance Contracts Act The rights of third parties against insurers is primarily regulated by section 51 of the Insurance Contracts Act 1984 (Cth) (“ICA”) and incidentally through section 54 of the ICA. Prior to the introduction of the ICA, section 51 only covered compulsory third party situations; […]

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