Risky Business 2022

6 July 2022

Watch our expert speakers, John Moore from Thynne + Macartney and Karen Meiklejohn from Planned Cover, discuss current legal and insurance issues and their practical application to architectural practices.

This CPD webinar was held on 20 July.


Insights from legal, insurance and practitioner perspectives will help raise your awareness of current issues and how this risk can be managed for your own practice. John Moore (Partner of Thynne + Macartney), Karen Meiklejohn (State Manager QLD/NT, Planned Cover) and David Brian (Design Director, dwp) will share their knowledge and experience with a focus on topics to be vigilant about now and into the future. Topics of discussion include:

  • Limit of liabilities from sub consultants
  • Government contracts and unlimited liability
  • Cladding claims
  • Water claims (flood advice)
  • The issue of noise (including flight paths)
  • We look forward to you joining us for this session.


Members $25 (incl. GST)
Non-members $40 (incl. GST)
*One ticket per attendee.


1 formal CPD point

Learning outcomes: Participation in this webinar will give attendees a better understanding of the range of current risk issues identified above, provide examples to better understand implications and give insights on how to better manage the related risk.

AACA Competencies: Practice Management and Professional Conduct – PC1, PC5, PC9, PC11, PC12, PC16

APBSA Core Area: Practice Management


John Moore, Partner of Thynne + Macartney

John developed the Professional Risk Group at Thynne + Macartney over 30 years ago. His in-depth understanding of relationships assists in avoiding misunderstandings that may ultimately have a commercial impact. John has had a long history of specialist practice in the area of professional negligence and defence of professionals of various disciplines and in relation to a wide variety of claims from very large and complex matters to smaller cases in Australia and overseas. Some areas of John’s specialisation include: professional risks, directors and officers liability, employment practices liability, risk management (large project, retainer and construction agreement review), commercial construction, and dispute resolution and mediations of all types.

Karen Meiklejohn, QLD/NT Branch Manager, Planned Cover

With over 30 years in the Insurance industry, Karen has worked on all classes of insurance, specialising in professional indemnity insurance. She has worked extensively with architects, engineers, building designers, real estate agents and accountants. Karen also works with members to provide education and risk management solutions.


Please contact Katherine Ygosse at webinars@aca.org.au for any further information.