Lovegrove and Cotton – experts in the resolution of cladding disputes
As seasoned cladding dispute resolution lawyers, Lovegrove & Cotton have developed a pragmatic and conciliatory approach with respect to the resolution of cladding disputes with local government, in circumstances where building notices and/or building orders have been issued.
Our construction law firm has established a track record in negotiating compliance time frames to ensure that matters are regularised by way of well-informed remediation strategies, negotiated outcomes or compliance assessment applications, so that clients are not placed in harm’s way.
In this regard we work closely with highly regarded fire engineers and technical experts to optimise outcomes. This is critical as effective resolution requires a high level of complementary technical skill.
Our cladding dispute resolution service brings with it:
- Expertise in negotiation and resolution of cladding disputes with municipal authorities and statutory bodies;
- A very pragmatic and holistic approach to the resolution of cladding disputes with councils, including circumstances where building notices and orders have been issued along with tight compliance time frames;
- Extensive experience that ensures that matters are quickly regularised and clients are not placed in harm’s way;
- A proactive and rapport-building approach to resolving cladding disputes with councils that minimises our clients’ costs, promotes regularisation and avoids prospects of prosecution;
We have successfully run cladding appeals in jurisdictions such as the Victorian Building Appeals Board, where we have achieved stellar outcomes for clients. We regularly represent Owners Corporations in multi-party litigations to achieve sound outcomes in terms of rectification and cost recovery where possible.
Our building law firm operates cross jurisdictionally in the resolution of cladding disputes, in particular in the Eastern seaboard states of NSW, Victoria, Queensland and the ACT. Most of our work is in Melbourne, Canberra and Sydney.
Professor Kim Lovegrove, Justin Cotton and Donna Abu Elias, each are skilled construction lawyers with decades’ worth of experience in building dispute management and resolution. They have all had conduct of cladding matters and have achieved the successful resolution of same. Our building lawyers are cladding dispute resolution experts.
We compete on the basis of expertise and seniority
Our building lawyers’ expertise has been forged on having had conduct of very complex cladding matters from cradle to conclusion and having achieved excellent outcomes on point.
Lovegrove and Cotton have published extensively on the resolution and regularisation of cladding disputes. If you are interested in reading some of our cladding law articles, click HERE.
If you wish to engage us in relation to a cladding matter, please send us a message via our “engage with us” form or contact us on 03 9600 4077.