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Alternative Dispute Resolution (Webinar 8/2/22)

Sometimes, despite best intentions, consultants do find themselves involved in conflicts and disputes. Find out what Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) is and whether it may be an available avenue for you in the event of a dispute.

$60.00

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Climate Change Consideration in Design (Webinar 7/11/19)

(60 minutes) In this recorded webinar, leading sustainability architect, Caroline Pidcock and informed Risk Manager, Kathryn Budd, examine how construction professionals can respond to climate change and what liability might flow from professionals failing to adapt their practices.

$60.00

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Contract Administration (Webinar 16/3/17)

(60 minutes) In this recorded webinar, the presenters recap the duties of a contract administrator to both clients and builders, and review examples of where, with the best of intentions, contract administrators can go astray.

$60.00

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Contracts In-Depth (Webinar 30/4/20)

(60 minutes) In this recorded webinar, Wendy Poulton, Principal of informed Lawyers, examines some of the key legal provisions in consultancy agreements, such as termination, and Natalie Sullivan , informed by Planned Cover analyses some common professional indemnity insurance risks.

$60.00

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Cost Control (Webinar 5/4/22)

Before taking on a project, negotiating a clear scope of services is critical for consultants.

$60.00

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Creators v Copycats: Protecting your Intellectual Property (Webinar 14/9/21)

Copyright and moral rights are intended to protect the interests of creators from copycats. However, in practice it’s not quite that simple and copyright is in fact a highly specialised area of the law.

$60.00

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Demystifying the Jargon Pt 1: Insurance Terms (Webinar 13/5/21)

(60 minutes) In this recorded webinar, informed Risk Manager Natalie Sullivan and Planned Cover National Business Manager, Cos Cirocco explain some commonly used insurance terms and the important practical implications they have for your insurance cover

$60.00

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Demystifying the Jargon Pt 2: LegalTerms (Webinar 27/5/21)

(60 minutes) In this recorded webinar, informed Risk Managers, Wendy Poulton and Natalie Sullivan explain some common legal concepts and outline how they can be used in contracts and related documents to offer you protection or to increase your risk exposure.

$60.00

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Demystifying the Jargon Pts 1 & 2 (Webinars April 2021)

(120 minutes) In these two recorded webinars, informed Risk Managers Natalie Sullivan and Wendy Poulton and Planned Cover National Business Manager, Cos Cirocco explain some commonly used insurance and legal terms and the important practical implications they have for your risk and liability.

$100.00

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Design & Building Practitioners Act - one year on ... (Webinar 28/6/22)

The Design and Building Practitioners Act (NSW) 2020 introduced fundamental changes for designers of class 2 buildings (or buildings with a class 2 part) in NSW. It has been almost one year since the changes have progressively taken effect.

$60.00

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Do we have agreement on that? Contract negotiation, formation and more (Webinar 17/10/19)

(60 minutes) In this recorded webinar, informed Risk Managers Felicity Dixon and National Sullivan examine the fundamentals of contract negotiation and formation. Issues considered include: the essential elements of a contract, the 'battle of the forms', contract negotiation theories and strategies.

$60.00

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Expert Witnesses (Webinar 17/8/21)

Are you wondering how an expert witness might assist your case? Or what it’s like to be an expert witness? Or even, is there any money in it?

$60.00

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Getting Confident with Contracts - Part 1: A Practical Perspective (Webinar 19/10/22)

Managing consultancy agreements is a major challenge for consultants. 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 significant risk.

$60.00

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Getting Confident with Contracts - Part 2: Industry Pro Forma Contracts (Webinar 23/11/21)

Australian Standard Contracts 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 which have become accepted industry benchmarks.

$60.00

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Getting Confident with Contracts - Parts 1 and 2: A Practical Perspective & Industry Pro Forma Contracts (Webinars 2021)

Managing consultancy agreements is a major challenge for consultants, especially when working with the ever-expanding contracts used on government, commercial, or institutional projects. Although time consuming, reading and negotiating contracts is an essential investment.

$100.00

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Great Expectations: Risk Management for Domestic Projects (Webinar 7/3/19)

(60 minutes) In this recorded webinar, informed Risk Managers, Natalie Sullivan & Kathryn Budd, consider strategies to reduce risks and achieve success on domestic projects.

$60.00

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Happy Endings: Learning from what others did right (Webinar 7/2/19)

(60 minutes) In this recorded webinar, informed Risk Manager, Natalie Sullivan and Focus Underwriting Claims Manager, Subashini Padmasekaran examine case studies with "happy endings" for the consultants involved.

$60.00

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Harmonious Sub-Consulting (Webinar 20/8/18)

(60 minutes) In this recorded webinar, informed Risk Managers Natalie Sullivan and Cordilia Thomas, consider how lead consultants and sub-consultants can working effectively together. Topics discussed include: vicarious liability; managing the risks; and claims involving sub-consultants.

$60.00

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Home Building Contracts (Webinar 15/8/19)

(60 minutes) In this recorded webinar, Nathan Abbott and Jonathan Mills of Colin Biggers & Paisley Lawyers, take a detailed look at some of the more commonly used standard form suites of building contracts – ABIC, HIA, MBA – and examine their similarities and differences

$60.00

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informed beginnings

Are you a recent graduate or looking to refresh your memory on the fundamentals of your duty of care as a consultant, the importance of contracts and good record keeping? Are you looking to familiarise yourself with the prevalent issues in the current construction environment and PI insurance?

$60.00

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Inspections and Certification - A Case Study in Setting Boundaries (Webinar 17/5/18)

(60 minutes) In this recorded webinar, Natalie Sullivan and Architect/Expert Witness, Peter Quigley, discuss how and when to draw your boundaries in relation to site visits, inspections and certification of projects. Learn practical steps which may help you reduce your liability exposure.

$60.00

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Lessons to be Learnt from Engineering Claims (Webinar 10/8/17)

(60 minutes) In this recorded webinar, informed Risk Managers, Wendy Poulton and Natalie Sullivan examine the involvement of engineers in litigation and disciplinary proceedings to illustrate where problems can arise and how the Courts have interpreted an engineer’s professional liability.

$60.00

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Liabilities in Landscapes (Webinar 28/11/19)

(60 minutes) In this recorded webinar, informed Risk Managers Wendy Poulton and Natalie Sullivan examine the risks and common pitfalls in landscape architecture.

$60.00

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Lifecycle of a Consultancy Practice (Webinar 8/11/18)

 (60 minutes) In this recorded webinar, Simon Gray - NSW State Manager, Planned Cover and Natalie Sullivan, Risk Manager informed by Planned Cover discuss some of the crucial issues you should consider throughout the evolution of your practice – from start up, through growth and  resolution

$60.00

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More on the Design & Building Practitioners Act 2020 (NSW) and Regulation (Webinar 22/4/21)

(60 minutes) In this recorded webinar, Lander & Rogers solicitors, Dearne Wellington, Elizabeth Berwick are joined by Planned Cover NSW State Manager, Simon Gray to take an in-depth look at the NSW D&BP Act and recently drafted Regulations.

$60.00

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National Construction Code - Intensive (Webinar 7/6/22)

Intensive 3-hour webinar focused on the National Construction Code hearing from architect, Tony Kemeny, building certifier, Andrew Naylor, ABCB building surveyor Graham Moss and risk manager Wendy Poulton.

$120.00

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Partial Services (Webinar 9/2/17)

(60 minutes) In this recorded webinar, informed Risk Manager, Natalie Sullivan, considers the areas of risk for consultants providing partial services and how those risks can be managed.

$60.00

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Performance Securities (Webinar 3/9/20)

(60 minutes) In this recorded webinar, presenter Nathan Abbott, Colin Biggers & Paisley Lawyers, considers the advantages and disadvantages of the most common forms of performance security, such as bank guarantees, bonds, cash retention and director guarantees.

$60.00

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Pre-Fabricated Construction – Lets Talk About Some Pressure Points (Webinar 18/5/17)

(60 minutes) Isla McRobbie, Jackson McDonald Lawyers, provides an overview of pre-fabricated construction and discusses ‘pressure points’ associated with this method of procurement and how those might be addressed on a project.

$60.00

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Preventing Negligence (Webinar 1/10/20)

(60 minutes) 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? These questions and more are considered in this recorded webinar.

$60.00

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Product Specification Post Lacrosse (Webinar 20/7/21)

Wendy Poulton, informed by Planned Cover, provides a snapshot of the Lacrosse judgment and appeals and looks at the insurance issues in technical compliance certificates before being joined by Aaron Poupard, ARM Architecture, who discusses his recent interstate experience.

$60.00

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Proportionate Liability - More than just an abstract legal concept (Webinar 20/6/18)

(60 minutes) This webinar recording, presented by Katherine Allsop, Senior Associate, YPOL considers the fundamentals of proportionate liability legislation and discusses the implications of proportionate liability on multi-party construction related litigation.

$60.00

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Reclaiming the Consultant's Design Role Webinar Recording (Webinar 24/6/21)

(180 mins) What will it take to enable consultants to embrace their new (old) role at the centre of design, especially on novated or D&C projects? This webinar offers different perspectives - consultants, legal and risk management.

$120.00

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Record Keeping (Webinar 10/2/21)

(60 minutes) We spend most of our professional life creating, using, saving and deleting documents in many different forms. In this recorded webinar,  informed Risk Managers Cordilia Thomas and Kathryn Budd guide you through the process of document management and record keeping.

$60.00

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Residential Projects (Webinar 22/3/18)

(60 minutes) This webinar recording considers the sometimes unique risks involved in working on domestic construction projects and offers strategies on how those risks can be managed. Case studies are used by the presenters to illustrate.

$60.00

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Scope of Services (Webinar 10/5/22)

Before taking on a project, negotiating a clear scope of services is critical for consultants. Consultants need to satisfy themselves that they have the knowledge, expertise and resources to perform the services that fall within their scope but also need to be aware of pitfalls and protections.

$60.00

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Seven Things All Consultants Should Know About Contracts (Webinar 29/11/18)

(60 minutes) The challenge of managing and negotiating contracts can be reduced by familiarity with some key concepts, backed up by good systems and resources. Our Risk Managers draw on their experience reviewing consultancy agreements to share tips for contract management.

$60.00

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Tales from the Trenches (Webinar 24/11/16)

(60 minutes) In this recorded webinar Paul Bannon, Colin Biggers & Paisley Lawyers and Natalie Sullivan, informed Risk Manager, discuss recent claims to highlight the issues which are resulting in litigation against construction professionals and consider how those claims may have been avoided.

$60.00

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Tales from the Trenches: Litigation Trends (Webinar 28/5/20)

(60 minutes) In this recorded webinar, Isla McRobbie, Partner, Jackson McDonald, shares her insights into the current litigation environment and trends in construction litigation.

$60.00

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Technology in Practice: Drones in the Construction Industry (Webinar 7/9/17)

(60 minutes) Hear from James Lawrence, Mills Oakley Lawyers on the Civil Aviation Safety Authority regulations for commercial drone operation, the potential liability risks for drone operators and insurance issues you to be aware of before venturing into the air with your RPA.

$60.00

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The Superintendent's Role as Certifier (Webinar 18/3/21)

(60 minutes) In this recorded webinar, Architect and Expert Witness, Peter Quigley,  considers the role of a contract administrator when performing his/her functions as a certifier.

$60.00

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Understanding Novation (Webinar 1/8/19)

(60 minutes) In this recorded webinar, informed Risk Managers, Wendy Poulton and Natalie Sullivan take an in-depth look at novation and examine the consultant's role on a project post novation, particularly in light of the Lacrosse Tower fire judgment.

$60.00

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Understanding the Many Roles of A Superintendent (Webinar 19/3/20)

(60 minutes) In this recorded webinar, Architect and Expert Witness, Peter Quigley, draws on his experience in practice and his involvement in claims against professionals to provide insights into the key functions performed by superintendents of building contracts.

$60.00

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Unfair Contract Terms (Webinar 20/9/18)

(60 minutes) This webinar recording includes an overview of the key features of the unfair contract terms provisions under the Australia Consumer Law and considers how the law applies to consultants - both as recipients of contracts as well as issuers of contracts.

$60.00

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When Things Go Wrong: More Tales from the Trenches (Webinar 9/2/18)

(60 minutes) In this recorded webinar, John Moore, Thynne + Macartney Lawyers, discusses the issues that are resulting in claims against consultants and provides an insight into the dispute resolution process – from dispute to litigation and finally, resolution.

$60.00

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Why Briefing Matters (Webinar 20/2/20)

(60 minutes) In this recorded webinar, informed Risk Managers, Wendy Poulton and Natalie Sullivan examine why briefing matters, through a consideration of case studies and the legal obligations of consultants in relation to briefing.

$60.00

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Working Jointly: Responsibilities and Risks (Webinar 1/11/17)

( 60 minutes) In this recorded webinar, informed Risk Manager, Felicity Dixon considers the various ways consultants can work together on projects and examines the risks and responsibilities involved in engaging in joint work.

$60.00

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