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Skills Down, Claims Up: What the Infrastructure Boom Means for Insurers

The recent collapse of a 50 year-old suspension bridge in Genoa Italy is a stark reminder of the devastating impact that failed infrastructure projects can have. Roads and rail, hospitals and schools, airports and stadiums: there’s no doubt Australia is going through a turbulent infrastructure boom, perhaps its biggest yet. The Federal government has announced … Continue reading

Residential building disputes – buyer beware, certifying bodies catch a rare break

As insurers involved in residential building disputes know, a building claim typically brings a cast of thousands to the courtroom. While owners, builders and engineers typically take centre stage, local Councils and certifiers can unwittingly become involved as bit players due to their role in “signing off” on a project, and perhaps more importantly, because … Continue reading

Making a difference – beyond the world of insurance

I was way out of my comfort zone in Johannesburg earlier this year.  Instead of my usual routine – daycare drop off, morning coffee, overflowing inbox – I found myself digging foundations, making bricks and painting, with more than 160 of my Norton Rose Fulbright colleagues. Why?  To take part in building a children’s home … Continue reading
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