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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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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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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