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01/10/20 Webinar: I’ve Got a Bad Feeling About This: Preventing Negligence

Everyone knows that successful claims against consultants are often based on negligence. Negligence can be found in actions, in failures to act, and in omissions when reviewing or using other parties’ work.

How do you know when you’re in danger of making a negligent decision? How can you put yourself in a better position to defend yourself against negligence claims? This fundamental topic is both an important refresher for experienced consultants, and vital knowledge for new team members.

Starting with a review of the basic legal principles, our next webinar will use case studies to illustrate the factors that courts commonly look at when deciding what a “reasonable consultant” would have done, such as mandatory and non-mandatory codes and standards, expert reports and opinions, and guidance published by industry bodies. Join informed by Planned Cover Risk Mangers Natalie Sullivan and Wendy Poulton to gain a better understanding of how to identify and avoid potentially negligent decisions, and keep records that can help convince a court that your advice was in keeping with good practice at the time.

  • Event Information:

    Date:

    Thursday 1 October 2020

    Time:

    12.30pm – 1.30pm (EST)

    Cost:

    General Admission: $80

    (Special prices for Planned Cover clients and informed mailing list using your discount code.)

    Discounted Group Bookings Also Available

    CPD:

    1 formal hour

Learning Objectives

Following completion of this webinar, you will have a clear understanding of how the law defines negligence and the benchmarks by which is is measured, as well as being able to identify and avoid potentially negligent decisions and keep records that can help convince a court that your advice was in keeping with good practice at the time.

Units of Competency/Performance Criteria (as per the National Standard of Competency for Architects)

Project Delivery: Construction Stage: 8.7
Practice Management: 9.3, 9.4, 9.7