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30/03/2023 – Webinar: Insolvent Builders

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High-profile builder insolvencies in 2022 underline the benefits of understanding the fundamentals of insolvency law.

When a builder runs into financial difficulties, repercussions for consultants come in many forms. For anyone working as a consultant to a builder who becomes insolvent, the immediate impact is unpaid fees. Should an insolvency practitioner be appointed for the builder, they can recover fees which have already been rightfully paid to the consultant. For those acting in a superintendent role, the risk in wrongly assessing payment claims is elevated. Defective works and delays in building works become much harder to resolve when a builder or any other party involved in the project becomes insolvent.

In this webinar, Samuel Woff and Patrick Joyce, both Special Counsel at Lander & Rogers solicitors, will explore how different insolvency scenarios can affect consultants, and explain the basic legal principles that come into play. What is the difference between the liquidation, administration and receivership of a company? What does it mean when an individual becomes bankrupt? What precautions should you take when dealing with an insolvency practitioner? What rights might you have as a secured or unsecured creditor, if any?

  • Event Information:


    Thursday 30 March 2023


    12.30pm – 1.30pm (AEDT)


    General Admission: $90

    (Special prices for Planned Cover clients and informed mailing list using your discount code.)


    1 formal hour


    1 formal hour

Learning Objectives

After this webinar, you will be able to:

  • identify the ways in which builder insolvency can impact upon consultants;
  • understand basic principles of insolvency that apply to the construction industry; and
  • apply these as background knowledge when dealing with insolvency risk on projects.

Units of Competency / Performance Criteria (as per the National Standard of Competency for Architects 2021)

PC 16