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  1. 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...

  2. 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...

  3. ‘Trump -v- Twitter’ and implications related to commercial social media use in Australia

    2 June 2020 | Insurance & Health Law

    As the ‘Trump -v- Twitter’ saga unfolds, a spotlight has been shone on the legalities of social media and, in particular, the adequacy of current legislation in our constantly evolving digital world. Broadly speaking, the saga concerns certain...

  4. Insurance implications of the VBA’s “tough stance” on building practitioner conduct

    27 May 2020 | Insurance & Health Law

    You do not need to search far to find evidence of the Victorian Building Authority’s (VBA) tough stance on registered building practitioners in the wake of the ‘combustible cladding crisis’. Indeed, the VBA’s press reel has of...

  5. Combustible cladding claims amidst the coronavirus crisis

    6 April 2020 | Insurance & Health Law

    Unsurprisingly, the novel coronavirus and the illness it causes, COVID-19, are dominating discussion around the world. COVID-19’s impact on health and the economy remains the subject of great concern and interest. In the construction industry, it...

  6. 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...

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