Cladding and the Changing Insurance Market

22 September 2018

Do you know how to tackle the practical challenges posed by flammable cladding in past and present projects? Are you familiar with future developments in the insurance industry? Join us on 17 October for the ACA Insight Webinar to learn more.

The insurance market is deteriorating globally, and it’s important to keep up to date with the changing nature of the industry. Insurance experts Laurence Gottlieb from Planned Cover and Natasha Stojanovich from Lander and Rogers will explore the latest developments on a wide range of topics, including the following:

  • The current state of the insurance market, including the impact on premiums and prevalence of cladding exclusions
  • How to get the best result at insurance renewal
  • How an architect’s past design is judged (legally)
  • Available defences e.g. ‘acceptable professional practice’ / ‘peer professional opinion’
  • Practical tips – what should architects be doing in the current environment?
  • The cladding legacy and problems with remedial design
  • Challenges on the horizon

Our Speakers

Natasha Stojanovich, Special Counsel, Lander and Rogers

Natasha is an experienced litigator, with a particular focus on insurance and building disputes. She has considerable experience handling complex multi-party disputes, and regularly acts for architects, engineers and building certifiers. Natasha is currently acting in several active litigated claims involving flammable cladding in both the Victorian Civil and Administrative Tribunal and the Supreme Court of Victoria. She is also assisting a variety of private clients in navigating the challenges posed by flammable cladding, such as mitigating liability risk and insurance-related issues. Natasha has also published various articles, including on topics such as non-conforming building products (including flammable cladding and wall systems), class actions, proportionate liability and claims against building practitioners. Natasha joined Lander and Rogers as Special Counsel in November 2017. She previously spent more than a decade working for a global international law firm. She is Vice-President of the Australian Professional Indemnity Group (Victorian Chapter) and a Member of the Advisory Committee to the Australian and New Zealand Institute of Insurance and Finance Journal.

Laurence Gottlieb, Victorian State Manager, Planned Cover

Laurence is a lawyer by profession and has worked in corporate finance for different banks in South Africa before moving to Australia in 2002. Since then he has worked at different insurance brokerages and has had 15 years’ experience in professional risks, specialising in professional indemnity insurances.  For the last ten years Laurence has been the Victoria State Manager of Planned Cover providing insurance placement and advice, risk management and claims management services, primarily to construction professionals.


Wednesday, 17 October 2018

12.30pm for 1pm–2pm AEDT

WA 9.30pm registration for 10–11am
NT 11am for 11.30am–12.30pm
Qld 11.30am for 12–1pm
SA 12pm registration for 12.30–1.30pm
NSW, ACT, Vic, Tas 12.30 pm registration for 1–2pm


Members: $25
Non-members: $35


CPD questions for this webinar will be distributed through host venues and also directly to attendees participating remotely. Questions will also be accessible for download during the webinar.

This event will deliver one hour of formal CPD. Please keep your receipt (which includes attendee names) and completed questions for your records. If you specifically require a certificate of attendance, please email


Book online.

For further information, contact Katherine Ygosse at or 0413 520 548.


The ACA National Webinars are hosted by ACA members across Australia. Members located close to a host office can choose to meet with others for the event, combining professional development with an opportunity to chat with fellow members and actively participate in the national discussion.

Remote log-in is available for those who can’t make it to a host office or require the added convenience of participating in the webinar from their chosen location. Log in details for the webinar will be distributed to remote access ticket holders in the week prior to the event.

Recording access – If you know you can’t make it to the live webinar, but would still like to attend, you can book to receive access to the recording and materials after the webinar.

Venues are listed below.


Level 7 232 Victoria Parade
East Melbourne
Ph 03 9418 3333

New South Wales

Fulton Trotter Architects
Level 3, 35 Spring Street
Bondi Junction
Ph 02 9369 5941

Suite 2, 19 Harris Street
Ph 02 8569 5000

MSK Group
Unit 13, 829 Old Northern Road
Ph 02 9651 6500


Fulton Trotter Architects
18 Portman Lane,
Spring Hill
Ph 07 3291 1511

South Australia

JPE Design Studio
Level 4/19 Gilles Street
Adelaide SA 5000
Ph 08 8406 4000

Western Australia

360 Murray Street
Ph 08 9433 6000

Meyer Shircore and Associates
Suite 2, Ground Floor
437 Roberts Road
Ph 08 9381 8511

Slavin Architecture
1c Pearse Street
North Fremantle
Ph 08 6500 3242

Members in the NT and Tasmania can log in online.