News and Articles

13/01/2020 – Good Record Keeping

“The weakest ink is stronger than the strongest memory.” The above quote from an Unknown Author summarises succinctly the emphasis on note taking and record keeping in a professional role. This article will explain the importance of good record keeping with emphasis on the Court’s interpretation of a document for litigation purposes and also delves […]

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06/01/2021 – Be informed Annual Webinar Pass

For the past four years, informed by Planned Cover have been providing professionals working in the construction industry with high quality, industry relevant webinars to inform, educate and assist practitioners to meet their professional CPD obligations. Over that time, we have covered an expansive range of topics, presented by our own legally trained Risk Managers […]

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09/12/2020 – Did You Miss Something?

Did you miss something? Well after a year like this one has been, we wouldn’t be surprised! Despite the country being locked down for months on end, the occasional non-COVID related development did happen. Let’s take a moment now to look at some of the industry reforms we’ve kept you in touch with over 2020. […]

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21/10/2020 – Meet our (new) team

Our team of Risk Managers draw on their legal experience to provide the program of webinars, articles and live events you’re used to hearing about on this mailing list. On top of that, we also provide value-add services for many professional indemnity insurance clients of our sister business, Planned Cover. These include the widely used […]

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26/08/2020 – Seven Steps to Better Sub-consulting

Among the projects going ahead during the COVID-19 slowdown, there seems to be a particularly high proportion that include sub-consultant engagements. By “sub-consultant”, we mean a specialist consultant who is engaged by you, or by your sub-consultants. We don’t mean other specialist consultants who are engaged by (say) the client or the builder. Every consultant […]

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19/08/2020 – ‘Combustible Cladding’ litigation in NSW: An Update

If you joined us for our informed by Planned Cover ‘State of Play’ webinar earlier this year, you would have heard me discuss the outcome of the first ‘combustible cladding’ case to be decided in New South Wales. The decision was appealed by the property developer and builder, with the appeal judgment being handed down […]

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17/06/2020 – Professional Standards Schemes

Are you seeing clauses where your practice is being asked to waive its rights if it is a member of an association under a Professional Standards Scheme now and/or in the future? Well recently, we have been! Understandably, this is something that many design consultants highlight as a risk due to the idea that they […]

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13/05/2020 – Release of the Final Report by the Parliamentary Committee into the regulation of building standards, building quality and building disputes in New South Wales

In July 2019 a Public Accountability Committee inquiry, chaired by Mr David Shoebridge MLC, was established to investigate and report on the regulation of building standards, building quality and building disputes by government agencies in New South Wales. A first report was tabled by the Committee on 13 November 2019. The final report of the […]

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