That’s a Wrap! A Review of the 2019 Insurance Market

10 December 2019

My apologies in advance to anyone who, until now, has been blissfully unaware or not concerned about any insurance issues in their business world. However, I suspect there are not too many of you...

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The Claims Landscape of 2019

10 December 2019

The PI market has become severe for construction professionals with increased claims activity and several large settlements and court judgments. Construction professionals exposed to cladding claims have been the most heavily impacted, as cladding...

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The Results are In: Macquarie Bank’s Benchmarking Survey on the Built Environment

10 December 2019

In Macquarie’s first industry benchmarking study for the built environment, they wanted to gain a deeper understanding of how businesses in this sector operate; what makes them successful, how do they approach challenges, and...

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Half-time on the Shergold Weir Report

10 December 2019

The Shergold-Weir “Building Confidence” Report was delivered in February 2018 and published in April 2018, in response to the fatal Grenfell Tower fire in London, the expensive Lacrosse fire in Melbourne, and a number...

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The State of the Insurance Market – Update

29 August 2019

In our November 2018 Newsletter Article, we said “the world of insurance is changing rapidly”. If anything, we underestimated the subsequent rate of change. We are now in the middle of an “insurance crisis”...

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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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