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  1. ‘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...

  2. Combustible cladding in Australian construction – where to from here?

    19 February 2018 | Insurance & Health Law

    In May 2016, we reported on further developments on the current issue of combustible cladding, and the implications for building practitioners and their insurers. Read our article 'Non-compliant' cladding issues update. The tragic Grenfell Tower...

  3. ‘Non-compliant’ cladding issues update

    26 October 2016 | Insurance & Health Law

    Earlier this year in May 2016, we reported on the implications for insurers arising out of non-compliant cladding, an issue sparked by the fires at Melbourne Dockland’s Lacrosse Apartments. We now report on further developments. Disciplinary action...

  4. Are claims for breach of the implied warranties in domestic building contracts apportionable claims? – An overview of the positions in NSW, VIC and QLD

    16 June 2016 | Insurance & Health Law

    Authors: Reena Dandan, Jordan Farr, Thomas Byrne & Hubert Wajszel The relationship between implied warranties and proportionate liability in the context of domestic building disputes is of relevance to both construction professionals and their...

  5. Clad Wrap: Implications for insurers arising out of non-compliant cladding

    25 May 2016 | Insurance & Health Law

    On 25 November 2014, a fire broke out on an eighth floor balcony of the Melbourne Docklands’ Lacrosse Apartments (Lacrosse Apartments). The fire spread from the eighth floor balcony up another 13 floors within a matter of minutes. Smoke detection...

  6. UPDATE: Building Legislation Amendment (Consumer Protection) Bill 2015 (Vic)

    18 April 2016 | Insurance & Health Law

    On 29 March 2016 we published an update on the Building Legislation Amendment (Consumer Protection) Bill 2015 (Vic) (Bill) which at that time was being advanced through the Victorian parliament. The Bill has now passed the Legislative Assembly, with...

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