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Category: 2018

05/04/18 – Partial Services and Novation – This is what you said

In February, we asked for feedback on your experience working under a partial services or novated procurement structure. This is what you said. Our survey results illustrate both the variation in experience, and the areas of strong consistency. We hope it will be a useful opportunity to benchmark your experience against your peers.

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15/03/18 – Copyright Infringement: A Cautionary Tale

A recent decision of the Supreme Court of Western Australia in relation to infringement of intellectual property rights serves as a reminder to consultants working in the construction industry to make all necessary enquiries and seek appropriate assurances regarding copyright ownership and permitted use before adopting or amending the designs of a consultant whom they […]

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05/03/18 – informed has a New Risk Manager

We are pleased to welcome Kathryn Budd to informed’s Risk Management team. Kathryn holds Bachelor degrees in Law and Economics and was admitted as a solicitor to the Supreme Court of New South Wales in 2011.  Before joining informed by Planned Cover, Kathryn practised as a Solicitor/Associate in Insurance and Commercial litigation at Sydney law […]

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11/01/18 – A Model for Working Jointly

When consultants have asked me whether I can point them to a “standard” joint venture agreement, I’ve always had to say no. Joint venture agreements are typically drafted by solicitors for each project, and I’m not aware of any pro forma contract published by Standards Australia or consultant representative bodies. But in 2017, the International […]

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