Webinar on demand

Avoid a managing agency claim

Recorded 15 May 2017

This webinar will focus on the risks associated with being the managing agent for a residential, retail and commercial property.

Peter Moran, one of Australia’s leading lawyers, will look at a number of actual negligence cases to help you understand some of the more common risks and how to avoid them. Areas covered will include:

  • Cases indicating the tendency of the Courts to adopt a quote "narrow reading" of such agreements. What does a "narrow reading" entail? 
  • In a New South Wales Court of Appeal case, the Managing Agent sought to be indemnified following the injury of a woman slipping on a pavement outside a shopping centre. 
  • Clear delineation of the duties required of Managing Agents vis-à-vis property owners can protect Managing Agents from being found liable of acting negligently. 
  • How is the language of your agreement and your respective duties as Managing Agent likely to be legally interpreted?".  

Peter will outline some risk management strategies to help reduce your risk level.

You will leave this webinar with practical steps that you can take to reduce your risks of being exposed to a costly, time-consuming and reputation-damaging negligence claim.

Meet the Presenter

Peter Moran is a partner in Colin Biggers & Paisley, a major Australian law firm.

In 2014-15, 2016 and 2017, Peter was listed in Best Lawyers in Australia as a leading insurance lawyer. In 2015, Doyle's Guide listed Peter as a recommended Sydney professional indemnity lawyer.

He has over 30 years' extensive experience in insurance litigation. Peter has been a LawCover panel solicitor for 23 years.

He regularly presents papers and seminars to clients and the legal profession. He conducts training sessions for regional legal practitioners throughout NSW on good practice and risk management.