EOFY insurance check-up for your SME

24 June 2022

The end of the financial year (EOFY) is a time for stocktakes, which includes taking stock of your insurance and risk-management program. The Australian government’s business.gov.au website states that reviewing your insurance and ensuring you have...

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A timely reminder about a common form of Cyber fraud

18 February 2022

Time and time again, we’re hearing of practices whose business emails have been compromised, and we’re concerned that it seems to be on the increase. Criminals use emails and information known about a company...

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Is your business Cyber safe?

1 July 2021

We’re now frequently hearing about large Government departments and corporations being targeted by cyber criminals, both in Australia and overseas. Consequently, there has been a dramatic increase of Ransomware and Social Engineering notifications and...

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Document Management: A panel lawyer’s perspective

11 March 2021

Maintaining and archiving your file Is your electronic project file no more than the outlook email system “in box” and “out box” instead of a properly structured electronic system with dedicated folders and sub...

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Reviewing Your Risk

11 March 2021

Business owners across Australia are busy preparing for the EOFY as we enter the fourth quarter. We know that at this time of year your to-do lists are exhaustive and reviewing your insurance probably...

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Small Business Insurance Tips

11 March 2021

Starting out can be both exciting and daunting. Thinking up a business plan, finding clients and projects, and office space is first and foremost on your mind, and insurance is often overlooked. We recommend...

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Engaging sub-consultants. What might you be held liable for?

11 March 2021

With the vaccine roll out underway, there are positive signs that life will soon begin to return to normal. Governments are keen to reinvigorate the economy and in particular the hardest hit sectors including...

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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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