Webinar on demand

Avoiding commercial claims

Recorded 21 March 2017

Commercial property is a highly-valued asset, held by some of the largest super funds and other major investment organisations. The sale of a commercial property can be an extremely complex transaction.

It is therefore no surprise that, on occasions, the agent responsible for selling the commercial property can find themselves on the wrong end of a negligence claim.

This webinar led by 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:

  • Managing your risks when making representations to potential purchasers 
  • misleading or deceptive conduct being brought against you. 
  • a Queensland Supreme Court case discusses a purchaser's allegation that entered into a transaction solely as a result of a sales consultant's misrepresentations as to the value of comparative properties. 
  • a New South Wales Court of Appeal case highlights the potential for a purchaser to rescind a contract due to the false answers to requisitions and untruthful claims in a brochure - both provided by the selling agent.

Peter will also outline some risk management strategies, such as the significance of "paper trails" and considering the "commercial acumen" of parties we are dealing with. 

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.