Light My Fire: Perils Exclusions and Spontaneous Combustion

Authors: Katherine Hayes, Partner, Greg Stirling, Senior Associate & Madelyne Inch, Solicitor

In the recently decided matter of Dalby Bio-Refinery Ltd v Allianz Insurance Limited, the Federal Court of Australia has provided a helpful reminder of how courts will approach the construction of exclusion clauses in insurance policies when the insured and insurers are asserting that contrary meanings apply.

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