Watkins Syndicate 0457 at Lloyds v Pantaenius Australia Pty Ltd [2016] FCAFC

INSURANCE - operation of s 54 of Insurance Contracts Act 1984 (Cth) on claim for contribution between the insurers where the second policy would respond to claim by insured invoking s 54 -whether s 54 applied to the claim by the insured - whether the operation of s 54 meant the appellant was not able to refuse to pay the claim made by the insured - whether the respondent insurer could set up putative liability of the appellant to the insured as a basis for a claim for contribution by it - appeal dismissed

Tim D. Castle appeared for the respondent.