Can Bob the Builder still fix it? The Design and Building Practitioners Act 2020 (NSW) and implications for insurers29 June 2020 | Insurance & Health Law
The Design and Building Practitioners Act 2020 (NSW) (DBP Act) was assented to on 10 June 2020 and represents the first step in the NSW Government’s reform of the building industry following Shergold and Weir’s review of compliance and...
Victorian Government to fast-track cladding rectification scheme and give builders a chance to rectify their own work29 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...
Insurance implications of the VBA’s “tough stance” on building practitioner conduct27 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...
Combustible cladding claims amidst the coronavirus crisis6 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...
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...
Government response to combustible cladding crisis1 October 2019 | Insurance & Health Law
While media attention surrounding combustible cladding has begun to wane, the construction and insurance industries continue to deal with the significant ongoing consequences of the issue. Governments across Australia are grappling with updated...