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Recruiters and agencies, be sure to cover your legal liability exposures

18 March 2019 - 02:00PM

Every business that provides services or advice to clients needs professional indemnity (PI), or professional liability, insurance to protect themselves legally, but if you run a recruitment or legal hire agency it's especially critical.

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Local start-ups attracting record investment raises insurance concerns

22 January 2019 - 02:00PM

Venture capital (VC) investment in Australian businesses broke all previous records in 2018, soaring to $1.25 billion, according to a new report from KPMG. The trend highlights the need for start-ups to have appropriate insurance in place.

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Insurance cover for raising capital

15 November 2018 - 02:00PM

The current spate of both local and overseas businesses seeking funding for expansion through initial public offerings (IPOs) and capital raisings highlights the challenges around obtaining appropriate insurance.

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Shareholder class actions unsettling D&O insurers

07 August 2018 - 01:32PM

Regulatory scrutiny and class action activity have D&O insurers unsettled, making placements more difficult and driving up premiums, according to Gallagher’s National Head of Financial & Professional Risks, Michael Herron.

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Why recruitment agencies need insurance

07 August 2018 - 09:00AM

Recruitment agencies are in the business of providing recommendations and advice. Your clients rely on your expertise to find, hire and nurture the talent they need to succeed. And while you're great at what you do, you need to protect your business against potential claims for financial loss arising from services you do (or do not) provide.

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Trust, data and reputation issues the focus of Gallagher Q2-18 Market Overview Report

30 July 2018 - 03:11PM

The erosion of public trust in government, media and corporate institutions, and the flow-on impact on insurance premiums, is the focus of Gallagher's Q2-18 Market Overview Report, entitled Into the breach: trust and data regulate the new norm.

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Real estate cyber security threats on the increase

27 June 2018 - 12:07PM

Australia’s transition to an electronic system of exchanging property and the rise in cyber criminals targeting residential property transactions means that the Australian real estate sector may be facing a cyber security crisis, according to international insurance broker Gallagher.

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Gallagher sponsors Recruitment Yarns series

23 April 2018 - 01:55PM

Gallagher has signed up to sponsor the 2018 Recruitment Yarns series of educational events, which will engage with hundreds of recruitment professionals across Australia.

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Gallagher enhances renewables capability

16 March 2018 - 01:20PM

Deborah Allan joins Gallagher’s national Energy practice from Marsh, bringing more than 20 years’ specialist experience in the energy and renewables space. Deborah talks more about what attracted her to join the Gallagher team and what the future holds for clients.

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Is the insurance industry meeting the needs of the start-up fintech sector?

13 March 2018 - 12:05PM

In this short video interview, Kirsty Kennell-Webb from Gallagher’s Professional Risks & Financial Lines team, explains how the insurance industry needs to adapt its products and processes to more effectively meet the needs of the start-up fintech sector.

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What insurtech means for insurance customers

08 February 2018 - 10:56AM

Gallagher has jumped onboard with Insurtech Australia, an organisation launched in October 2017 to network with global counterparts to facilitate global collaboration in adopting insurance technology.

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D&O insurance market set for premium shake-up in 2018?

22 November 2017 - 02:00PM

Gallagher's Kirsty Kennell-Webb, Account Manager Professional Risks & Financial Lines, Sydney, explains how 2017’s series of natural disasters are putting pressure on underwriting conditions, and what the impacts are likely to be on reinsurance renewal rates.

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Insurance Market Overview Report: insight on general liability

21 November 2017 - 02:00PM

Gallagher’s Adam Sulway, Manager Corporate, Sydney, believes insurers need to proactively meet clients’ needs as they are affected by today’s market conditions. To do this, he says, they have to be creative, providing additional solutions to traditional covers that haven't evolved at the same pace as the industries they were designed to support.

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Important changes to the CPA Capped Liability Insurance scheme

27 July 2017 - 03:49PM

Many accountants will have already been contacted by CPA Australia to advise them that the Capped Liability Scheme will expire on 7 October 2017. After extensive dialogue between CPA Australia and the Professional Standards Council a replacement scheme has not been finalised within the necessary timeframe.

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7 signs you need help from an insurance broker

16 May 2017 - 02:00PM

One of the questions we are asked a lot is, "Why do I need an insurance broker?". We've compiled 7 signs that indicate your business needs the help of an insurance professional.

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What is ransomware and how does it affect your business?

16 December 2016 - 10:54AM

Malware is the most predominant cybercrime threat in Australia, according to the Australian Cyber Security Centre (ACSC). And ransomware – a virulent type of malware – is a rising threat to businesses in Australia and abroad. But what is it? And how does it affect your business?  

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What is liability? A guide for professionals

14 December 2016 - 03:10PM

‘Liability’ is a loaded term with several different meanings and applications. In an accounting context, a liability may be a company’s financial debt. In a less specific sense, a liability may be someone or something who is generally a risk or burden to others.

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What recruitment and labour hire agencies need to know about health and safety in the workplace

26 September 2016 - 09:00AM

Healthy and safety in the workplace is everyone’s responsibility. But did you know that recruitment professionals and labour hire agencies have particular obligations under the Work Health and Safety Act 2011?

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Risk mitigation is key against 'hold harmless'

15 December 2014 - 10:00AM

Court rulings on cases in relation to 'hold harmless' clauses seem to be plaguing recruiter contracts, sparking much discussion in the recruitment, on-hire and contracting sector.

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