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Proportionate Liability – still causing insurance havoc

By Ray Giblett and Scott Laycock of Gadens Lawyers, Sydney

It is now several years since the commencement of proportionate liability in New South Wales[1] yet it continues to wreak havoc in the allocation and management of risk in a variety of contexts.  This is particularly so in the context of construction projects where parties routinely contract out of proportionate liability in an attempt to avoid a multiplicity of claims arising when something goes wrong.  read more