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  1. 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...

  2. 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...

  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. 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...

  5. ‘The Composite Cladding Crisis’: Will the Building Surveying Industry ‘self-combust’?

    17 December 2018 | Insurance & Health Law

    Victorian building professionals will by now have heard of the ‘combustible cladding crisis’ affecting Victoria’s domestic and commercial buildings. In fact, for many in the construction industry, the term ‘aluminium composite...