Corporations Act 2001



Division 6 - Proof and ranking of claims  

Subdivision D - Priorities  


562(1)   [ Priority of third parties to insurance moneys]  

Where a company is, under a contract of insurance (not being a contract of reinsurance) entered into before the relevant date, insured against liability to third parties, then, if such a liability is incurred by the company (whether before or after the relevant date) and an amount in respect of that liability has been or is received by the company or the liquidator from the insurer, the amount must, after deducting any expenses of or incidental to getting in that amount, be paid by the liquidator to the third party in respect of whom the liability was incurred to the extent necessary to discharge that liability, or any part of that liability remaining undischarged, in priority to all payments in respect of the debts mentioned in section 556.

562(2)   [ Right to shortfall]  

If the liability of the insurer to the company is less than the liability of the company to the third party, subsection (1) does not limit the rights of the third party in respect of the balance.

562(3)   [ Agreement to contrary]  

This section has effect notwithstanding any agreement to the contrary.


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