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  1. Conveyancer’s liability in transactions involving fraud – primary responsibility rests with the fraudster (where it belongs)

    20 January 2020 | Insurance & Health Law

    A sister defrauded her two brothers of their interest in the family home that was bequeathed to all three in equal shares upon the parents’ deaths. An innocent yet negligent conveyancer was drawn into the fray as she did not take sufficient steps to...

  2. Ongoing focus on corruption risk in Victorian Local Government

    24 October 2019 | Insurance & Health Law

    In September 2019 Victoria’s Independent Broad-based Anti-corruption Commission (IBAC) released a special report into local government procurement and corruption risk (Special Report).[1] The Special Report is notable given the wider context of...

  3. Fix now, litigate later: Building Amendment (Cladding Rectification) Bill 2019 (Vic)

    17 October 2019 | Insurance & Health Law

    The Building Amendment (Cladding Rectification) Bill 2019 On Tuesday, 15 October 2019, the Victorian State Government introduced into the Legislative Assembly the Building Amendment (Cladding Rectification) Bill 2019 (Bill) – a bill aimed in part at...

  4. A day clad with announcements

    16 July 2019 | Insurance & Health Law

    Coinciding with the publication of the Victorian Cladding Taskforce’s Final Report (Final Report), the Victorian Government has today announced the establishment of a new agency, Cladding Safety Victoria together with a $600 million package aimed at...

  5. Facebook public page posters beware

    27 June 2019 | Insurance & Health Law

    The Supreme Court of New South Wales this week handed down its judgment in Voller v Nationwide News Pty Ltd & Ors[1], a potentially significant decision for parties using public Facebook and other social media pages to share content. In Voller, the...

  6. VCAT’s Lacrosse decision sparks controversy for building professionals

    28 February 2019 | Insurance & Health Law

    A few hours ago, in a courtroom with standing room only, his Honour Judge Woodward handed down what could end up being the most anticipated decision for 2019 – the decision flowing from the rectification of the cladding on Melbourne’s Lacrosse...

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