Chloe Thomas & Bianca Parussolo When: 04/06/2024 | 1:00 pm AEST

During this webinar, you’ll learn a simple to follow, logical process that brokers, claims staff, lawyers, insureds or loss assessors can use to analyse the indemnity position with respect to any given factual scenario. This step by step guide will help demystify the process of how insurers assess coverage. As you will see, there are 10 simple steps that, if followed correctly, will help give you the correct coverage response. You’ll also learn our tips on making sure your claim is handled expeditiously.

Jeremy Scott-Mackenzie & Hamish McDonald Nye When: 23/07/2024 | 1:00 pm AEST

We're pleased to introduce Jeremy Scott-Mackenzie, Head Casualty & FinPro ANZ, Portfolio Owner Executive Risk APAC & LATAM and a Director of Swiss Re Corporate Solutions for this exciting webinar, where Jeremy will be speaking about the technical art of underwriting. Jeremy brings a wealth of experience to the table and is widely considered amongst the finest underwriters in the Australian Financial Lines market today. Jeremy will shed light on the often underappreciated technical analysis that is involved from submission through to quote and the challenges that underwriters are facing in the current hard market. This webinar is a must for all brokers who want to better understand how underwriters think.

Hamish McDonald Nye, Blair McNamara and Katy Gale When: 20/08/2024 | 1:00 pm AEST

Since Burns v Corbett in the High Court of Australia there have been various cases which have limited the Tribunal’s ability to hear matters in its jurisdiction. This has been a major issue where a party is a resident of another state (eg. landlord) and the Tribunal cannot hear the matter. This limitation of the Tribunal extends to other areas including contribution claims under the Wrongs Act not being allowed in the Tribunal. New legislation is on the way but VCAT is facing many jurisdictional issues. To present this webinar, we welcome special guest presenters, Blair McNamara and Katy Gale from Brockhill & Usherwood Lawyers.

Hamish McDonald Nye, Blair McNamara and Katy Gale When: 27/08/2024 | 1:00 pm AEST

Since Steadman v Greater Western Water Corporation was handed down in the VCAT it has been established that the Limitation of Actions Act 1958 (Vic) (this is the statute of limitations in Victoria) does not apply to limit time to file claims where VCAT has exclusive jurisdiction. This is a significant topic given I recently heard a broker say to his client that a 7 year run off policy will cover any future claim – wrong! 6 years plus a year for service is a rule of thumb that can in certain circumstances be helpful but but even standard building claims can be made up to 10 years from the issuance of a certificate of occupancy in Victoria. This topic can assist brokers in understanding the complexity of time limitations and to avoid advice. To present this webinar, we welcome special guest presenters, Blair McNamara and Katy Gale from Brockhill & Usherwood Lawyers.

Hamish McDonald Nye, Blair McNamara and Katy Gale When: 03/09/2024 | 1:00 pm AEST

The costs in this area have been increasing and whilst a broker can ‘polish up a risk’ as so to speak, there are risks!! We have had more brokers approaching our firm to undertake legal work for their clients prior to renewal to actually reduce the likelihood of future claims rather than merely telling a story of the risk. We have re-drafted sub-consultant agreements to tighten up terms, advised on risk retainer documents and produced reports for insurers which are provided at renewal to explain clients with substantial claims. This is a topic where we can help brokers with complex renewals and can give an overview of the types of claims we are seeing for building practitioners (structural and geotechnical engineers, building surveyors and builders/developers). To present this webinar, we welcome special guest presenters, Blair McNamara and Katy Gale from Brockhill & Usherwood Lawyers.

Hamish McDonald Nye, Blair McNamara and Katy Gale When: 10/09/2024 | 1:00 pm AEST

Getting it wrong, getting helpful and the risk of a PI claim. During this session, you'll get an update about the risks you face as a broker by cutting corners. You'll learn more about relevant law and war stories from the front line, when brokers get it wrong! To present this webinar, we welcome special guest presenters, Blair McNamara and Katy Gale from Brockhill & Usherwood Lawyers.

Hamish McDonald Nye, Blair McNamara and Katy Gale When: 17/10/2024 | 1:00 pm AEST

There are a massive amount of leaky balconies and waterproofing issues across the eastern sea board and many of these are building defects and therefore not covered by insurance. During this webinar, we will discuss plans of subdivision, water act claims and how to understand strata insurance. To present this webinar, we welcome special guest presenters, Blair McNamara and Katy Gale from Brockhill & Usherwood Lawyers.