How does novation change a consultant’s role, risk and liability? One of the lessons from the judgment on the Lacrosse building fire in February is that your role may be much broader than you expect, unless your liability and scope of services are clearly defined in your consultancy agreement.
As novation becomes more commonplace on government and university projects, moving beyond its traditional base of high-rise development, it’s important to understand the legal mechanics of novation, and to look critically at the consultant’s post-novation role.
Join us to consider how the consultant’s traditional role is evolving, and what this means for you. informed Risk Managers Wendy Poulton and Natalie Sullivan will look at some of the key challenges. How can you define and communicate your scope of services so as to avoid liability for problems that were outside your control? How do you work within your limited role to achieve better project outcomes?