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Federal Court of Australia – Insurance List for Short Matters

The Court is establishing an Insurance List within the Commercial Contracts, Banking, Finance and Insurance sub-area of the Commercial and Corporations National Practice Area. Initially, it is intended that the list will be run by the Chief Justice, commencing in Melbourne on 10 and 11 March 2016. The list will also be held on a regular basis in other Registries.

The list is not intended to deal with all insurance claims, but principally short matters, in particular, of policy interpretation and concerning the operation of insurance legislation. The list will cover marine as well as non-marine insurance.

Please go to the Court’s website to access detailed information regarding the Insurance List, including how practitioners file a matter to be heard in the list – http://www.fedcourt.gov.au/law-and-practice/national-court-framework/insurance-list