Who should take responsibility when things go wrong?

Event Date: 
15 November 2016
Perth Arena
700 Wellington Street
Perth WA 6000

Professional judgement versus legal liability

As professionals, engineers are called on to use their professional judgement every day. In today’s litigious society, what happens when something goes wrong?

If a standard, code, manual or standard operating process (SOP) exists, are you empowered to override these and utilise your professional judgement when operating conditions change? Conversely, are you liable if you do not use your professional judgement and just rely on standards, codes, manuals or SOP’s?

This is a situation that every engineer could find themselves in. We encourage members of the engineering and legal fraternity to attend this breakfast event to gain a better understanding of where the responsibility lies in providing engineering services and assist you in considering your own professional risk obligations.
Guest Speakers

Lyn Fernie BEng, CEng, MIChemE, FS Expert, GAICD
VP Consulting | Zento Global Solutions

Lyn Fernie is a global safety expert who has had a 25 year international career in engineering, consulting and leadership. Throughout Lyn's career she has managed large teams of engineers and consultants providing technical advice to operating companies across multiple industries. As the VP of Consulting for Zento Global Solutions, Lyn is regularly called upon to provide advice on challenging situations where professional judgement needs to be exercised in order to find a pragmatic solution.

Greg Steinepreis
Partner | Squire Patton Boggs

Greg Steinepreis brings globally recognised contractual, advisory and dispute resolution expertise to his key role in many of Western Australia’s largest resources, energy and infrastructure projects. He advises energy and resources clients on procurement, works and services contracts and on project management. Greg’s specific project experience includes Australia’s major liquefied natural gas (LNG) and iron ore mining projects. He has advised government authorities as well as leading contractors and consultants on the delivery of public infrastructure including major roads and rail and on urban redevelopment. He also has assisted governmental entities and power producers regarding electricity supply contracts and electricity industry regulation.

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Engineers Australia Western Australia
08 6214 6303
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