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19/10/2021 and 23/11/2021: Webinars – Getting Confident with Contracts: (Part one) A practical perspective & (Part two) Industry pro forma contracts

Managing consultancy agreements is a major challenge for consultants, especially when working with the ever-expanding contracts used on government, commercial, or institutional projects.

Reading and negotiating contracts takes your key team members away from other vital tasks in the early stages of a project. And yet, without that time investment, you could be left exposed to unacceptable and uninsurable contract risks.

Our new series of two webinars is designed to add to your everyday toolkit for managing contracts in your business. Book for one OR both webinars below.


Part 1 – A Practical Perspective

Date:  Tuesday, 19 October 2021 (12.30pm -1.30pm AEDT)

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Good procedures, familiarity, and having resources to hand can all help make contracts more manageable. In this webinar, Wendy Poulton from our new subsidiary company informed Lawyers Pty Ltd (ACN 635 862 145) will talk about the top five issues commonly found in consultancy agreements, and outline some useful resources, before discussing the practicalities of contract negotiation, including:

  • different approaches for different clients;
  • timing and format; and
  • the relationship between negotiation and price.

Part 2 – Industry Pro Forma Contracts

Date: Tuesday, 23 November 2021 (12.30pm -1.30pm AEDT)

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Standards Australia have developed Australian Standard Contracts which are widely recognised as acceptable for use on projects in construction and engineering. Pro forma contracts have also been developed by the Australian Institute of Architects and Consult Australia, amongst others, which have become accepted as industry benchmarks. In Part 2 of this webinar series, Cordilia Thomas and Kathryn Budd, Risk Managers at informed by Planned Cover will look at key clauses in the most commonly used of these contracts to illustrate the insurance implications and overall risk profile of each contract.

  • Event Information:

    To book both Part One and Two

    Dates:
    Tuesday 19 October and 23 November 2021

    Time:
    12.30pm – 1.30pm (AEDT)

    Cost:
    General Admission: $135

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

    Discounted Group Bookings Available

    CPD:
    1 formal hours

  • Event Information:

    To book ONLY Part One 

    Date:
    Tuesday 19 October 2021

    Time:
    12.30pm – 1.30pm (AEDT)

    Cost:
    General Admission: $80

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

    Discounted Group Bookings Available

    CPD:
    1 formal hours

  • Event Information:

    To book ONLY Part Two 

    Date:
    Tuesday 23 November 2021

    Time:
    12.30pm – 1.30pm (AEDT)

    Cost:
    General Admission: $80

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

    Discounted Group Bookings Available

    CPD:
    1 formal hours

Learning Objectives

After Part One: A Practical Perspective webinar, you will be able to:

  • compile a library of helpful resources for contract negotiation;
  • identify some of the most commonly available pro forma contracts for consultants; and
  • have on hand a range of different negotiation strategies which you can adapt to different clients.

After Part Two: Industry Pro Forma Contracts webinar, you will be able to:

  • understand the general character and risk profile of each of these industry pro forma contracts;
  • understand what types of projects lend themselves most appropriately to which of these industry pro forma contracts; and
  • understand what insurance risks are raised in these industry pro forma contracts.

Units of Competency/Performance Criteria (as per the National Standard of Competency for Architects)
Design: Project Briefing 1.1
Practice Management: 9.2, 9.7