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Repeal of outdated Section 6 of the Law Reform (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 1946 (NSW)

Section 6 of the Law Reform (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 1946 (NSW) has been repealed. It has been replaced by the Civil Liability (Third Party Claims Against Insurers) Act 2017 (NSW) (Act), which came into effect on 1 June 2017.

Section 6 had been subject to much criticism, specifically issues regarding the payment of defence costs by insurers and whether these payments were subject to the statutory charge which was imposed by section 6, which arose in Chubb Insurance Company of Australia Ltd v Moore [2013] NSWCA 212.

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