Cyber extortion debuts on list of top executive worries

5 May 2022

If Cyber Insurance is just another product you keep hearing about but think it’s just one of those things you don’t really need, then perhaps it is time to rethink that. A recent article...

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Planned Cover partners with the Australian Institute of Landscape Architects

8 April 2022

Our relationships with endorsing associations are of great importance to us. Not only do we operate in similar industries and therefore have a good understanding of what ‘makes each other tick’, but we also...

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The Lacrosse reapportionment of liability

27 May 2021

Further to our update on the outcome of the Lacrosse Appeal, the Court of Appeal handed down its reasons on 12 May 2021 in relation to the reapportionment issue. The Court of Appeal reapportioned...

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The Lacrosse Appeal

15 April 2021

Background The 2014 fire in the Lacrosse Apartments in Melbourne’s Docklands, was started by a cigarette butt being placed in a plastic container on one of the apartment’s balconies by a backpacker living in...

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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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