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Strata Plan 92450 v JKN Para 1 Pty Ltd & Anor [2022] NSWSC 958  Overview – NSW Supreme Court Hearing and Appeal

The court considered whether the respondent provided sufficient notification of facts to the applicant, its professional indemnity insurer, under s.40(3) of the Insurance Contracts Act 1984 in connection with claims made against it in relation to the use of combustible cladding products in the Atlantis Towers. The respondent had provided notice to the applicant, during the period of insurance, regarding the Lacrosse Tower fire and the use of those and similar cladding products. That notice included emails with the subject line “Potential Claim“, as well as a newspaper article and reports from the Melbourne Fire Brigade.
The court accepted that sufficient notice was provided. In doing so, it endorsed the decision in P&S Kauter Investments Pty Ltd v Arch Underwriting at Lloyd’s Ltd [2021] NSWCA 136 that an expert opinion could constitute ‘facts’, as they are objective matters that bear on the possibility of a claim being made.  In this case, the opinion of the Melbourne Fire Brigade meant there was a real and tangible risk it would form the same view (regarding non-compliance) in relation to other buildings that used the same or similar cladding products. The court said it did not matter that the emails did not identify the potential claimants to the claims, because the relevant claimants in respect of the Atlantis Towers were obvious. It also affirmed the established principle that notice does not need to be given in a single document.


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