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  1. ‘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.

  2. 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...

  3. 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...

  4. 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...

  5. Building Legislation Amendment (Consumer Protection) Bill 2015 (Vic)

    29 March 2016 | Insurance & Health Law

    Introduction During 2014, the then Victoria Liberal state government intended to legislate a number of amendments to the Domestic Building Contracts Act 1995 (DBC Act), the Building Act 1993 (Building Act), and consequential amendments to the Victorian...

  6. Volvo announces it will accept full liability if its autonomous cars are involved in a crash

    13 October 2015 | Insurance & Health Law

    In a speech delivered last week at a high level seminar on self-driving cars in Washington DC, the president and chief executive of Volvo has announced that Volvo will accept full liability whenever one of its cars is in autonomous mode and is involved in

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