Business Interruption test cases update for our SME customers

This article was originally published on 13 October 2021 and has been updated.

Update on the Business Interruption test case

The Full Federal Court of Australia recently handed down its appeal decision in relation to the second business interruption test cases, finding largely in favour of insurers.

Applications for special leave to appeal aspects of the judgment have now been filed with the High Court of Australia and we look forward to the outcome of the legal process.

The test cases are important to obtain clarity on legal issues to resolve business interruption claims. We’re committed to following the rulings of the Court once the test case is fully concluded.

How to lodge a new COVID-19 related Business Interruption claim

QBE SME customers with Business Interruption cover can lodge a COVID-19 Business Interruption claim at any time. Please contact your broker who will do this on your behalf and can answer any questions.