Insurers being joined to proceedings

QBE INSURANCE (AUSTRALIA) LTD -v- LOIS NOMINEES PTY LTD & Anor [2012] WASCA 186

In brief: An insurer declined to indemnify an insured under a professional indemnity policy. The insured was bankrupt and incapable of contesting the insurer’s decision. A third party subsequently commenced proceedings against the insured and sought to join the insurer so as to enable it to dispute that insurer’s decision not to indemnify the insured. Partner Michael Quinlan (view CV) , Senior Associate Jonathan Light and Law Graduate David Rountree look at a WA Supreme Court of Appeal case that recently considered the questions that arise in these circumstances.

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