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  1. The long-stop limitation period extends to all building work, so says Court of Appeal

    23 December 2020 | Insurance & Health Law

    Those in the building and construction industry will benefit from clarification provided by the NSW Court of Appeal on the operation of the long-stop limitation period in the Environmental Planning and Assessment Act. In issue The only issue before the...

  2. Separating the Biowood from the ACP's

    11 August 2020 | Insurance & Health Law

    A consideration of the recent decision of the NSW Civil and Administrative Tribunal and subsequent Appeal Panel regarding the use of Biowood cladding on a building in NSW. While the insurance and construction industries and indeed the public are now...

  3. Code of Conduct for Building Surveyors in Victoria to take effect on 1 January 2021

    7 August 2020 | Insurance & Health Law

    With the attention of the construction industry focused squarely on dealing with the implications of Covid-19 and the ongoing cladding crisis, the release of the new Code of Conduct for Building Surveyors in Victoria (‘Code’) by the Victorian...

  4. Can Bob the Builder still fix it? The Design and Building Practitioners Act 2020 (NSW) and implications for insurers

    29 June 2020 | Insurance & Health Law

    The Design and Building Practitioners Act 2020 (NSW) (DBP Act) was assented to on 10 June 2020 and represents the first step in the NSW Government’s reform of the building industry following Shergold and Weir’s review of compliance and...

  5. Victorian Government to fast-track cladding rectification scheme and give builders a chance to rectify their own work

    29 June 2020 | Insurance & Health Law

    As reported in our 17 October 2019 update, the Victorian Government introduced reforms aimed at funding rectification of non-compliant ACP cladding, including through litigation directed at wrongdoers responsible for the use of such products. In this...

  6. Property Insurance Update – Insurers’ defences to COVID-19 claim

    26 June 2020 | Insurance & Health Law

    The UK High Court test case addressing business interruption cover for COVID-19 business closures has been set down to commence on 20 July 2020 (8 days). The eight insurers involved have now filed their defences to the claim setting out the reasons why...

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