2020: In Review and Beyond

11 December 2020

Over the course of 2020 we have seen a significant contraction in the cover provided by insurers to construction and design consultants particularly around cladding exposures, loss mitigation costs, costs estimate and cross liabilities....

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What’s In a Name?

11 December 2020

It is so important to be diligent. Make sure you have the correct Entity Name noted as the Insured Name on your insurance policy, and you have the correct Entity Name used on your...

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Recent legislation and a Court decision which may impact building professionals and their insurers.

11 December 2020

In June 2020, the NSW government enacted the Design & Building Practitioners Act 2020 (NSW) (Act).  Section 37 of the Act extends the duty of care owed by builders to subsequent purchasers. We note...

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Did You Miss Something?

9 December 2020

Did you miss something? Well after a year like this one has been, we wouldn’t be surprised! Despite the country being locked down for months on end, the occasional non-COVID related development did happen....

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Management Liability Insurance

12 June 2020

With widespread changes in the way we work as a result of COVID-19, there also comes more uncertainty and less control over situations which we would usually see occurring or hear about in our...

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Getting a sure footing on slip hazards

27 August 2019

It doesn’t take a misplaced banana peel to cause a slip injury. Although personal injury claims aren’t the biggest cause of notifications under consultants’ professional indemnity insurance, they are a regular periodic contributor, and...

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Cladding Safety Victoria

27 August 2019

On 17 July 2019, the Victorian State Government announced the establishment of Cladding Safety Victoria (CSV) and a government funded scheme of $600 million. The aim of CSV is to “support owners and occupiers...

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5 factors to help you receive full value for your business

27 August 2019

One of the challenges business owners face is getting a fair price for their practice. When they retire, many industry professionals close the doors, without receiving recognition of business value. But if you plan...

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An Introduction to Risk Management

28 June 2019

Risk, its identification, management and allocation, have become increasingly vital in our current commercial environment, perhaps most particularly so within the construction industry whereby the failure to sufficiently and accurately identify, evaluate and manage...

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How would your family cope if you got sick or injured?

27 June 2019

THE STARK REALITY OF THE COST OF HEALTH CARE IN AUSTRALIA Sickness and ill-health is not something that anyone likes to talk about. However, with the rising cost of health care in Australia, it...

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