Lovegrove Smith & Cotton
Construction Law & Planning Law Weekly Bulletin
Monday 4 August 2014
Misconduct Inquiries, Due Process and ‘Double Jeopardy’ (Australian Readership) By Ms. Blaise Alexander, Solicitor, Property, Construction and Planning Law, Lovegrove Smith & Cotton
Imagine a scenario where you have faced allegations of unprofessional conduct, you pled guilty to some, and made a plea in mitigation. You have paid the fine and served a suspension and put that painful past behind you, only to have it rear its ugly head again a couple of years down the track! This week Blaise Alexander discusses the procedural fairness when there are further allegations against a practitioner .
What Types of Damages can Flow from a Breach of a Building Contract? (Australian Readership) By Jarrod Gutsa, Construction and Planning Lawyer, Lovegrove Smith & Cotton
When a party breaches a contract the innocent party will be entitled to damages due to the breach by the other party. The types of damages recoverable and the sum of the said damages will be contingent upon the type of breach committed. In this article, Jarrod Gutsa sets out a short synopsis of the types of claims builders and owners can make as a consequence of a breach of contract, written.
‘A Bob Each Way?’ The Evolving Concept of a PCA’s Reliance on Third Party Certification (New South Wales Readership) By Justin Cotton, Partner, Construction and Practitioner Advocacy, Lovegrove Smith & Cotton, Construction and Commercial Lawyers
Justin Cotton analyses two decisions of The Administrative Decisions Tribunal (ADT), Dix v Building Professionals Board and Building Professionals Board v Cohen that have caused concern to the NSW private certification fraternity. These cases discuss whether or not one can rely on third party certification.
15 Keys to Best-Practice Building Regulation (Australian Readership) By Conjoint Professor Kim Lovegrove, FAIB
In any area of regulation, Australia can learn to draw significant lessons not only from various approaches adopted throughout different jurisdictions around the country, but also from experience around the world. The construction industry is no exception, and based on experience, at least 15 core elements stand out in any best-practice building sector regulation regime. This article is published by Sourceable, and please add any comments to the commentary section.
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