Planned Cover Group Seminar: Lessons from Claims

Planned Cover Group Seminar: Lessons from Claims


Monday, 1 May 2023
12.30pm - 1.30pm

SA Chapter Office
2/15 Leigh Street Adelaide


Planned Cover are the general insurance broker owned by the Australian Institute of Architects. Drawing on their experience with disputes, as well as court decisions on litigated claims, this seminar reviews case studies of claims against construction professionals and considers how the risk of claims can be reduced.


This seminar provides one Formal CPD point.

Learning objectives:
Following completion of this seminar you will: understand some of the causes of claims brought against design professionals and the recurring triggers for those claims; be aware of the courts’ approach to allocating liability; and be able to apply risk management strategies to reduce your exposure to liability.

2021 NSCA Performance Criteria:

Practice Management and Professional Conduct
PC 2 
Implement practice resources and apply ethical employment practice methods and quality assurance systems to facilitate efficient, consistent and timely delivery of architectural services.
PC 12 Provide independent, culturally responsive and objective advice in accordance with relevant building codes, standards, technical specifications and guidelines, and planning regulations,
including climate change implications, across all aspects of architectural practice.
PC 16 Be able to apply risk management and mitigation strategies – including safety in design, project risk, requirement for resilience from the impacts of climate change and appropriate
insurances – across architectural services.
Detailed Design and Construction Documentation
PC 46 Be able to produce project documentation that meets the requirements of the contract and procurement process and complies with regulatory controls, building standards and codes, and conditions of construction and planning approvals.


Wendy Poulton

Manager Risk Series at informed by Planned Cover

Wendy has been a Risk Manager since 2005, providing plain English advice on consultancy agreements, training consultants in risk management, and creating guidance materials on emerging challenges in the construction industry. She has lectured on insurance and risk management at RMIT and the University of Melbourne. Previously, Wendy was a solicitor in the Commercial and Insurance Litigation section of Hunt and Hunt. She was admitted as a solicitor in 1997, and completed a Masters in Construction Law in 2011.



Members: $49
Non-members: $74


Will this event be available to view online?
If there are people who are not able to attend in person, we will make this session available via Zoom. Please indicate this when you book.

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