WA CPD: Due care, Skill and Diligence – Lacrosse Incident

WA CPD: Due care, Skill and Diligence – Lacrosse Incident
AIQS invites you to join HHG Legal Group’s Daniel Morris, special counsel, to learn more about how the law apportions liability for injury, property damage and financial losses between design consultants and other project participants, the implications of novating, and excluding or limiting liability in, design contracts, and ways to ensure a fairer allocation of insurable risk.
The law imposes an onerous standard of care on design consultants.  It is a higher standard of care than is owed by the principals and D&C contractors that engage the services of design consultants. In fact, no other participant in construction works is required by law to deliver its services with “due care, skill and diligence”. 

Not only is the standard of care onerous; its scope is also broad. It is the duty of a design consultant to take care to avoid causing reasonably foreseeable harm, including financial harm, not only to those who engage their services, but also, to anyone that is using, or will in the future use, the structure that the consultant has designed.

This legal position has profound and often unrecognised implications for all construction project participants and related parties, including principals, contractors, consultants, insurers, purchasers/investors and financiers. The Victorian Civil and Administrative Tribunal brought its  implications into sharp focus in the case of Owners Corporation No 1 of PS613436T v L U Simon Builders Pty Ltd [2019] VCAT 286 (“Lacrosse decision”).

Presenter: Daniel Morris, Special Counsel - HHG Legal Group

Date:  Thursday 1 August 2019
Time:  5.30 - 7.00pm (registration from 5.15pm)

 Holiday Inn Perth
778 -788 Hay Street, Perth
Price (ex gst)  AIQS Members $50
 Non Members $65
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CPD Points:  1.5

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1/08/2019 5:30 PM - 1/08/2019 7:00 PM
Perth, WA

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