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February 10, 2022
David Gear
head of major and complex loss (Scotland & Northern Ireland)
When the cladding crisis meets an insurance policy

Nearly five years after the Grenfell Tower fire in London, hundreds of thousands of homeowners and leaseholders are still living in potentially dangerous buildings. Billions have been invested in building safety, including government assistance and p…

February 10, 2022 by David Gear, head of major and complex loss (Scotland & Northern Ireland)
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September 30, 2021
Leon Briggs
Head of property & national executive adjuster, Sedgwick Australia
Reflecting on the Mansfield earthquake

The Mansfield earthquake in Victoria, Australia brought back a decade of memories dealing with hundreds of claims worth billions of dollars in Christchurch. While Mansfield is not a similar crisis to Christchurch (New Zealand) or Newcastle (Australia…

September 30, 2021 by Leon Briggs, Head of property & national executive adjuster, Sedgwick Australia
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July 16, 2020
James McIntosh
National Manager-Technical Services, Building Consultancy Division, Sedgwick Australia
Defects in residential strata buildings? Take care not to overlook the most prevalent!

In recent times, the construction and strata industries across eastern Australia have shifted their focus away from leaking buildings and toward the highly publicised structural failures, fire separation and combustible materials. The attention is wa…

July 16, 2020 by James McIntosh, National Manager-Technical Services, Building Consultancy Division, Sedgwick Australia
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July 17, 2019
Scott Abbott
MAIB, Manager, Building Consultancy Services, Sedgwick Australia
Combustible cladding crisis

What will be the full impact for building certifiers and fire engineers as Australian insurance providers depart the professional indemnity market? Recently Australian underwriters and insurers have decided to withdraw from providing professional in…

July 17, 2019 by Scott Abbott, MAIB, Manager, Building Consultancy Services, Sedgwick Australia
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February 20, 2019
Bruce McKenzie
National Manager, Commercial Services & Major Projects, Australia, Building consultancy division
Combustible cladding: What building owners and owner corporate managers need to know

Combustible cladding has been installed on numerous buildings where it has significantly increased the risk of fire spread, putting lives at great risk. The Lacrosse Building fire in Melbourne in 2014 and the Grenfell Tower fire in London in 2017 are…

February 20, 2019 by Bruce McKenzie, National Manager, Commercial Services & Major Projects, Australia, Building consultancy division
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