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A new duty of care changes the liability landscape – the impact of the Design and Building Practitioners Bill 2020

With the Design and Building Practitioners Bill 2020, the NSW Government has introduced sweeping legislative changes that are intended to regain public confidence in the construction industry.

In this update, W+K’s Andrew Moore, Robert Finnigan and Chris Knight look at the key issues for insurers created by the introduction of mandatory compliance declarations by construction professionals, mandatory insurance requirements for “any liability”, and most importantly, a new statutory duty of care that operates retrospectively.

This is Part 1 of Wotton + Kearney’s coverage of these landmark legislative changes and the implications for insurers.

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