'What a difference a day makes'--so go the words of that well-known song title.

In the few years since FSE produced its anniversary supplement, we have witnessed momentous days' events that have significantly changed our working, domestic and social lives, forcing us to recognise and embrace new situations and different solutions to address them. In retrospect, we might call that progress.

Responsibility is the big issue! Trends in litigation almost daily focus our attention on the impact of decision-making. Couple that with the immediacy of decision making in a profession committed to emergency situations in the preservation of life and property, and the question of responsibility becomes frighteningly apparent. …

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